Although the relationship between religious practices and ritual is not a new field of inquiry, research into the ... 104 Andrew Walker White, Performing Orthodox Ritual in Byzantium (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015), 5.
Author: Andrew Mellas
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Emotions in Byzantium came to life through hymnody, which invited the faithful to step into a liturgical world of compunction.
LViconographie des conciles dans la tradition byzantine, Archives de l'orient chrétien 13 (Paris: Institut Français d'Études Byzantines, 1970). ... White, Andrew Walker, Performing Orthodox Ritual in Byzantium ...
Author: Roland Betancourt
Tracing the Gospel text from script to illustration to recitation, explores the ritual and architectural context of illuminated manuscripts.
Krueger, D. (2015) 'Liturgical Time and Holy Land Reliquaries in Early Byzantium', in C. Hahn and H. A. Klein (eds.) ... White, A. W. (2015) Performing Orthodox Ritual in Byzantium (Cambridge). chapter 8 Looking, Listening and Learning: ...
In Hymns, Homilies and Hermeneutics the authors explore the sacred stories, affective scripts and salvific songs which were the literature of Byzantine liturgical communities and provide a window into lived Christianity in this period.
13 A. W. White, Performing Orthodox Ritual in Byzantium (Cambridge, 2015); R. Nelson, 'Emphatic Vision: Looking at and with a Performative Byzantine Miniature', Art History,30 (2007), 489–502. 14 G. Althoff, Die Macht der Rituale.
Author: Teresa Shawcross
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Offering a comprehensive introduction to the history of books, readers and reading in the Byzantine Empire and its sphere of influence, this volume addresses a paradox. Advanced literacy was rare among imperial citizens, being restricted by gender and class. Yet the state's economic, religious and political institutions insisted on the fundamental importance of the written record. Starting from the materiality of codices, documents and inscriptions, the volume's contributors draw attention to the evidence for a range of interactions with texts. They examine the role of authors, compilers and scribes. They look at practices such as the close perusal of texts in order to produce excerpts, notes, commentaries and editions. But they also analyse the social implications of the constant intersection of writing with both image and speech. Showcasing current methodological approaches, this collection of essays aims to place a discussion of Byzantium within the mainstream of medieval textual studies.
The frivolous imitation of ecclesiastical ritual, roundly condemned by Justinian (Novel 123.44), had a long history, ... Theatrical Shows, 24–6; Andrew Walker White, Performing Orthodox Ritual in Byzantium (Cambridge, UK, 2015), 74–77.
This volume explores various forms, functions and meanings of satirical texts written in the Middle Byzantine period.
Author: Chrysovalantis KyriacouPublish On: 2018-10-15
Van Tricht, Filip, The Latin Renovatio of Byzantium: The Empire of Constantinople (1204–1228), translated by Peter Longbottom (Leiden–Boston, 2011). ... Walker White, Andrew, Performing Orthodox Ritual in Byzantium (Cambridge, 2015).
Author: Chrysovalantis Kyriacou
Publisher: Lexington Books
This study examines Cypriot society from the crusader conquest of the island in 1191 to the Ottoman conquest of 1571. The author analyzes the ethnic, cultural, and religious landscape of Cyprus and argues that Cypriots adopted a nonviolent, covert form of anti-Latin resistance.
A. W. White, Performing Orthodox Ritual in Byzantium (Cambridge, 2015); Marciniak, Greek Drama in Byzantine Times. H. Maguire ('Byzantine rhetoric, Latin drama and the portrayal of the New Testament', in E. Jeffreys, ed., ...
Author: Andrea Olsen Lam
For those within the fields of art history and Byzantine studies, Professor Henry Maguire needs no introduction. His publications transformed the way art historians approach medieval art through his insightful integration of rhetoric, poetry and non-canonical objects into the study of Byzantine art. His ground-breaking studies of Byzantine art that consider the natural world, magic and imperial imagery, among other themes, have redefined the ways medieval art is interpreted. From notable monuments to small-scale and privately used objects, Maguire’s work has guided a generation of scholars to new conclusions about the place of art and its function in Byzantium. In this volume, 23 of Henry Maguire’s colleagues and friends have contributed papers in his honour, resulting in studies that reflect the broad range of his scholarly interests.
Byzantine Enquiries in Honour of Margaret Mullett Liz James, Oliver Nicholson, Roger Scott ... Space, and Spirit in Byzantium (University Park, PA 2017); A.W. White, Performing Orthodox Ritual in Byzantium (Cambridge 2015); also see now ...
Author: Liz James
After the Text honours the work of renowned historian Margaret Mullett, who since the 1970s has transformed the study of Byzantine literature. Her work has been influential in demonstrating the strength and variety of Byzantine texts. Byzantium is renowned for its achievements in architecture and the visual arts. Professor Mullett's perceptive studies, produced over more than 40 years, have shown that the literature of the Byzantine Empire is of equal beauty and interest, ranging, as it does, from high-style poetry and rhetoric in the classical manner through letters to demotic writings such as fables and the lives of saints. The collection of essays in this volume draws further attention to the wealth and diversity of Byzantine texts, by exploring the Greek literature of Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages in all its variety. These studies, by going, like Professor Mullett herself, beyond the texts, illustrate the value of Byzantine literature for interpreting Byzantine history and civilisation in all its richness. This book is crucial reading for scholars and students of the Byzantine world, as well as for those interested in literary studies.
Veikou, M. (2016) “Space in Texts and Space as Text: A New Approach to Byzantine Spatial Notions,” Scandinavian Journal of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies 2: 143–175. Walker White, A. (2015) Performing Orthodox Ritual in Byzantium.
Author: Stratis Papaioannou
Publisher: Oxford University Press
"Byzantine literary studies, despite their long scholarly tradition, remain a fragile enterprise, just as Byzantine Greek literature continues to be a relatively exotic domain. The present volume, the first of its kind in English, maps this literature and the field of its study, aiming to provide a true vade mecum, that will accompany as well as invite readers of Byzantine texts. In twenty-five chapters, composed by leading specialists, the volume surveys the immense body of Greek literature produced from the fourth to the fifteenth century CE, and propagates a nuanced understanding of what "literature" was in Byzantium, highlighting key problems, and presenting basic research tools. Four parts structure the volume. Part I, "Materials, Norms, Codes", presents basic matrices for literary creation in Byzantium: language, manuscript book culture, theories of literature, and systems of textual memory, from within the history of Greek (classical literature and ancient myth) and from without (literature translated into Greek from other languages). Part II, "Forms", deals with the "how" of Byzantine literature: oral discourse and "text"; storytelling; rhetoric; rewriting; verse; and song. Part III, "Agents", focuses on the "creators" of Byzantine literature, both its producers and its recipients. Part IV, "Translation, Transmission, Edition", surveys the three main ways by which we access Byzantine Greek literature today: translations into other Byzantine languages during Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages; Byzantine and post-Byzantine manuscripts; and modern, printed editions. A final, concluding chapter offers a view of the recent past and the likely future of Byzantine literary studies"--
Performing Orthodox Ritual in Byzantium (Cambridge) Wickes, Jeffrey (2019). Bible and Poetry in Late Antique Mesopotamia: Ephrem's Hymns on Faith (Oakland, CA) Wilkinson, John (1977). Jerusalem Pilgrims before the Crusades (Warminster) ...
Performing Orthodox Ritual in Byzantium. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Wieland, F. (1912). Altar und Altargrab der christlichen Kirchen im 4 Jahrhundert. Leipzig; J.C. Hirnrichssche Buchhandlung. Wilken, R. L. (1988).
Author: Jelena Bogdanovic
Publisher: Oxford University Press
The Framing of Sacred Space offers the first topical study of canopies as essential spatial and symbolic units in Byzantine-rite churches. Centrally planned columnar structures--typically comprised of four columns and a roof--canopies had a critical role in the modular processes of church design, from actual church furnishings in the shape of a canopy to the church's structural core. As architectonic objects of basic structural and design integrity, canopies integrate an archetypical image of architecture and provide means for an innovative understanding of the materialization of the idea of the Byzantine church and its multi-focal spatial presence. The Framing of Sacred Space considers both the material and conceptual framing of sacred space and explains how the canopy bridges the physical and transcendental realms. As a crucial element of church design in the Byzantine world, a world that gradually abandoned the basilica as a typical building of Roman imperial secular architecture, the canopy carried tectonic and theological meanings and, through vaulted, canopied bays and recognizable Byzantine domed churches, established organic architectural, symbolic, and sacred ties between the Old and New Covenants. In such an overarching context, the canopy becomes an architectural parti, a vital concept and dynamic design principle that carries the essence of the Byzantine church. The Framing of Sacred Space highlights significant factors in understanding canopies through specific architectural settings and the Byzantine concepts of space, thus also contributing to larger debates about the creation of sacred space and related architectural taxonomy.
White, Andrew Walker, Performing Orthodox Ritual in Byzantium (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015). Wierzbicka, Anna, Imprisoned in English: The Hazards of English as a Default Language (New York, 2013).
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Compunction was one of the most important emotions for medieval Christianity; in fact, through its confessional function, compunction became the primary means for an affective sinner to gain redemption. Cultures of Compunction in the Medieval World explores how such emotion could be expressed, experienced and performed in medieval European society. Using a range of disciplinary approaches – including history, philosophy, art history, literary studies, performance studies and linguistics – this book examines how and why emotions which now form the bedrock of modern western culture were idealized in the Middle Ages. By bringing together expertise across disciplines and medieval languages, this important book demonstrates the ubiquity and impact of compunction for medieval life and makes wider connections between devotional, secular and quotidian areas of experience.
Author: Christina M. GschwandtnerPublish On: 2019-10-01
Performing Orthodox Ritual in Byzantium. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015. Wanek, Nina Maria, ed. Psaltike: Neue Studien zur byzantinischen Musik. Vienna: Praesens Byzantinistik, 2011. Wardley, Kenneth Jason.
Author: Christina M. Gschwandtner
Publisher: Fordham University Press
What does it mean to experience and engage in religious ritual? How does liturgy structure time and space? How do our bodies move within liturgy, and what impact does it have on our senses? How does the experience of ritual affect us and shape our emotions or dispositions? How is liturgy experienced as a communal event, and how does it form the identity of those who participate in it? Welcoming Finitude explores these broader questions about religious experience by focusing on the manifestation of liturgical experience in the Eastern Christian tradition. Drawing on the methodological tools of contemporary phenomenology and on insights from liturgical theology, the book constitutes a philosophical exploration of Orthodox liturgical experience.
Performing Orthodox Ritual in Byzantium. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015. 5 Apocryphal dialogues in South Slavic miscellanies “References” or “relegations”? Dialogue in Byzantine homilies and hymns 97.
Author: Peter Tóth
Dialogues and Disputes in Biblical Disguise from Late Antiquity to the Middle Ages offers the first overall discussion of the hitherto under-studied literary genre of pseudo-biblical dialogues. The essays presented here analyse texts, which transform dialogues and disputations about contemporary theological, legal or philosophical matters into a biblical scenario as discussions between biblical characters. Such dialogues, involving demonic, human and divine figures, are common and popular in the Oriental (Syriac, Coptic and Arabic) as well as Greek, Latin and medieval vernacular literatures, in prose and poetry alike, from late antiquity to the early modern. The present volume is the first attempt for a systematic and interdisciplinary study of this literature in the form of thematically organized essays by some of the most eminent experts on late antique and medieval dialogic texts in a wide range of traditions. Presenting surveys of pseudo-biblical dialogues in various languages and cultures, the volume will foster a new interdisciplinary approach to these texts previously investigated in isolation within the individual scholarly fields of Oriental, Byzantine, Medieval or Slavonic studies. It also endeavours to create new methodologies for their investigation informed by and also impacting both literary and biblical studies. Analysing the interplay between content and literary form, the contributions present an overview of the development of pseudo-biblical dialogues from Syriac, Coptic and Greek patristics to not only Medieval Latin and Byzantine but also Slavonic, Arabic and English texts, providing us with the first manual about this wide-spread and popular, but unexplored literature.
Author: Bogdan Gabriel BucurPublish On: 2018-11-08
The Byzantine Octateuchs, vol. 2: Plates. ... “Melito's Homily on the Passion: An Investigation into the Sources of Byzantine Hymnography.” Journal of Theological Studies 44 (1943):41–48. ... Performing Orthodox Ritual in Byzantium.
Author: Bogdan Gabriel Bucur
In Scripture Re-envisioned Bogdan B. Bucur discusses the exegesis of biblical theophanies as an essential “ingredient” for the gradual crystallization of a distinct Christian exegesis, doctrine, liturgy, and spirituality during the first millennium CE.
middle Byzantine empire.20 It remains an open question to which degree, if at all, rhetorical performances between the end of late antiquity and the tenth/ eleventh centuries, ... 42–64; White, Performing Orthodox Ritual, pp.
A Companion to Byzantine Epistolography offers the first comprehensive introduction and scholarly guide to the cultural practice and literary genre of letter-writing in the Byzantine Empire.
... public theatrical nuisance for Christians, see also Stanley Longosz, “L'antico mimo anticristiano,” in Elizabeth Livingstone, ed., Studia Patristica 24 (1993): 164–8; and Andrew Walker White, Performing Orthodox Ritual in Byzantium ...
Author: Paul M. Blowers
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Despite the pervasive early Christian repudiation of pagan theatrical art, especially prior to Constantine, this monograph demonstrates the increasing attention of late-ancient Christian authors to the genre of tragedy as a basis to explore the complexities of human finitude, suffering, and mortality in relation to the wisdom, justice, and providence of God. The book argues that various Christian writers, particularly in the post-Constantinian era, were keenly devoted to the mimesis, or imaginative re-presentation, of the tragic dimension of creaturely existence more than with simply mimicking the poetics of the classical Greek and Roman tragedians. It analyses a whole array of hermeneutical, literary, and rhetorical manifestations of "tragical mimesis" in early Christian writing, which, capitalizing on the elements of tragedy already perceptible in biblical revelation, aspired to deepen and edify Christian engagement with multiform evil and with the extreme vicissitudes of historical existence. Early Christian tragical mimetics included not only interpreting (and often amplifying) the Bible's own tragedies for contemporary audiences, but also developing models of the Christian self as a tragic self, revamping the Christian moral conscience as a tragical conscience, and cultivating a distinctively Christian tragical pathos. The study culminates in an extended consideration of the theological intelligence and accountability of "tragical vision" and tragical mimesis in early Christian literary culture, and the unique role of the theological virtue of hope in its repertoire of tragical emotions.
Its appeal was such that it survived even under the pressure of Communist rule as an ecclesiastical ritual that Orthodox priests were willing to perform out of pastoral concern regardless of official prohibitions.27 In addition to ...
Author: Claudia Rapp
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Among medieval Christian societies, Byzantium is unique in preserving an ecclesiastical ritual of adelphopoiesis, which pronounces two men, not related by birth, as brothers for life. It has its origin as a spiritual blessing in the monastic world of late antiquity, and it becomes a popular social networking strategy among lay people from the ninth century onwards, even finding application in recent times. Located at the intersection of religion and society, brother-making exemplifies how social practice can become ritualized and subsequently subjected to attempts of ecclesiastical and legal control. Controversially, adelphopoiesis was at the center of a modern debate about the existence of same-sex unions in medieval Europe. This book, the first ever comprehensive history of this unique feature of Byzantine life, argues persuasively that the ecclesiastical ritual to bless a relationship between two men bears no resemblance to marriage. Wide-ranging in its use of sources, from a complete census of the manuscripts containing the ritual of adelphopoiesis to the literature and archaeology of early monasticism, and from the works of hagiographers, historiographers, and legal experts in Byzantium to comparative material in the Latin West and the Slavic world, Brother-Making in Late Antiquity and Byzantium examines the fascinating religious and social features of the ritual, shedding light on little known aspects of Byzantine society.