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Languages and Cultures of Eastern Christianity: Greek (Hardcover, New Ed) Loot Price: R3,734
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Languages and Cultures of Eastern Christianity: Greek (Hardcover, New Ed): Scott Fitzgerald Johnson

Languages and Cultures of Eastern Christianity: Greek (Hardcover, New Ed)

Scott Fitzgerald Johnson; Series edited by Robert Hoyland, Arietta Papaconstantinou

Series: The Worlds of Eastern Christianity, 300-1500

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This volume brings together a set of fundamental contributions, many translated into English for this publication, along with an important introduction. Together these explore the role of Greek among Christian communities in the late antique and Byzantine East (late Roman Oriens), specifically in the areas outside of the immediate sway of Constantinople and imperial Asia Minor. The local identities based around indigenous eastern Christian languages (Syriac, Coptic, Armenian, Georgian, etc.) and post-Chalcedonian doctrinal confessions (Miaphysite, Church of the East, Melkite, Maronite) were solidifying precisely as the Byzantine polity in the East was extinguished by the Arab conquests of the seventh century. In this multilayered cultural environment, Greek was a common social touchstone for all of these Christian communities, not only because of the shared Greek heritage of the early Church, but also because of the continued value of Greek theological, hagiographical, and liturgical writings. However, these interactions were dynamic and living, so that the Greek of the medieval Near East was itself transformed by such engagement with eastern Christian literature, appropriating new ideas and new texts into the Byzantine repertoire in the process.


Imprint: Ashgate Publishing Limited
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: The Worlds of Eastern Christianity, 300-1500
Release date: February 2015
First published: 2015
Editors: Scott Fitzgerald Johnson
Series editors: Robert Hoyland • Arietta Papaconstantinou
Dimensions: 254 x 179 x 44mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 600
Edition: New Ed
ISBN-13: 978-0-7546-6966-1
Categories: Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs
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Books > Christianity > Orthodox Churches
LSN: 0-7546-6966-1
Barcode: 9780754669661

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