The Career and Writings of Demetrius Kydones

The Career and Writings of Demetrius Kydones

This book examines Kydones’ career and writings in order to see what light they shed on Byzantine political and cultural developments in the period.

Author: Judith Ryder

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004189447

Category: History

Page: 312

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Demetrius Kydones was a leading political and intellectual figure in fourteenth-century Byzantium, know especially for his translations of Aquinas and pro-western attitudes. This book examines Kydones’ career and writings in order to see what light they shed on Byzantine political and cultural developments in the period.
Categories: History

The Western Perception of Islam between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance

The Western Perception of Islam between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance

The works of Kydones and Trebizond show also that “one last variable that encouraged classical treatment of the Turks was the influence of contemporary Byzantine attitudes. ... See Ryder, The Career and Writings of Demetrius Kydones.

Author: Marica Costigliolo

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781498208208

Category: Religion

Page: 180

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In the Middle Ages, as Christian sources on the Islamic world show, Muslim culture was perceived as extremely threatening: there were many defenses of Christianity, like the treatise on the "mistakes" of the followers of Allah. This book shows, through an analysis of the works of Nicholas of Cusa and of other authors, that in the course of time this textual attitude was modified, as European authors aimed to point out the Christian truth in comparison with the "falsity" of Islamic theology, in order to reinforce Christian identity through the presupposition of its own absolute truth. The apologetic aim was gradually replaced by a systematic comparison based on partial translations of the Qur'an. The comparison with the "other" was also the basis for reinforcing identity, in order to demonstrate the truth and consequently the supremacy of one's own theoretical position.
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Contact and Conflict in Frankish Greece and the Aegean 1204 1453

Contact and Conflict in Frankish Greece and the Aegean  1204 1453

Judith Ryder The title of this chapter is somewhat misleading: amongst the writings of Demetrius Kydones, ... 1 The sole published English monograph on Kydones is Judith R. Ryder, The Career and Writings of Demetrius Kydones: A Study of ...

Author: Dr Mike Carr

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409439264

Category: History

Page: 252

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The conquest of Constantinople by the Fourth Crusade shattered irreversibly the political and cultural unity of the Byzantine world in the Greek peninsula, the Aegean and western Asia Minor. This volume brings together western medievalists, Byzantinists and Ottomanists, combining recent research in the relevant fields in order to provide a holistic interpretation of this world of extreme fragmentation. Although the impact of the crusades on Byzantine history leading up to 1204 has been extensively examined in the past, there has been little research on the way crusading was implemented in Greece and the Aegean after that point. Far from being limited to crusading per se, however, the papers put it into its wider context and examine other aspects of contact, such as trade, interfaith relations, and geographical exploration.
Categories: History

Contact and Conflict in Frankish Greece and the Aegean 1204 1453

Contact and Conflict in Frankish Greece and the Aegean  1204 1453

1The sole published English monograph on Kydones is Judith R. Ryder, The Career and Writings of Demetrius Kydones: A Study of FourteenthCentury Byzantine Politics, Religion and Society (Leiden: Brill, 2010).

Author: Nikolaos G. Chrissis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317161042

Category: History

Page: 252

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The conquest of Constantinople by the Fourth Crusade shattered irreversibly the political and cultural unity of the Byzantine world in the Greek peninsula, the Aegean and western Asia Minor. Between the disintegration of the Byzantine Empire after 1204 and the consolidation of Ottoman power in the fifteenth century, the area was a complex political, ethnic and religious mosaic, made up of Frankish lordships, Italian colonies, Turkish beyliks, as well as a number of states that professed to be the continuators of the Byzantine imperial tradition. This volume brings together western medievalists, Byzantinists and Ottomanists, combining recent research in the relevant fields in order to provide a holistic interpretation of this world of extreme fragmentation. Eight stimulating papers explore various factors that defined contact and conflict between Orthodox Greeks, Catholic Latins and Muslim Turks, highlighting common themes that run through this period and evaluating the changes that occurred over time. Particular emphasis is given on the crusades and the way they affected interaction in the area. Although the impact of the crusades on Byzantine history leading up to 1204 has been extensively examined in the past, there has been little research on the way crusading was implemented in Greece and the Aegean after that point. Far from being limited to crusading per se, however, the papers put it into its wider context and examine other aspects of contact, such as trade, interfaith relations, and geographical exploration.
Categories: History

Nicholas of Cusa and Islam

Nicholas of Cusa and Islam

he translated many works from Latin into Greek, among them the Summa con- tra gentiles of Thomas Aquinas, and he was dedicated to fighting the Ottomans. ... 30 Ryder, The Career and Writings of Demetrius Kydones, 156.

Author: Ian Christopher Levy

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004274761

Category: History

Page: 276

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To explore Christian-Muslim relations at the dawn of the modern age, this book examines Nicholas of Cusa’s seminal works on the Qur’an and world religions. It also considers Muslim responses to Christianity and other Christian writings on Islam.
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Orthodox Constructions of the West

Orthodox Constructions of the West

On the life and times of Demetrios Kydones, see Raymond-Joseph Loenertz, “Démétrius Cydonès I: De la naissance à ... of Demetrius Cydones,” in Porphyrogenita, 153–74; and Judith Ryder, The Career and Writings of Demetrius Kydones: A ...

Author: George E. Demacopoulos

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 9780823252091

Category: Religion

Page: 380

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The category of the “West” has played a particularly significant role in the modern Eastern Orthodox imagination. It has functioned as an absolute marker of difference from what is considered to be the essence of Orthodoxy and, thus, ironically has become a constitutive aspect of the modern Orthodox self. The essays collected in this volume examine the many factors that contributed to the “Eastern” construction of the “West” in order to understand why the “West” is so important to the Eastern Christian’s sense of self.
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Byzantines Latins and Turks in the Eastern Mediterranean World After 1150

Byzantines  Latins  and Turks in the Eastern Mediterranean World After 1150

That said, a case can be made for suggesting that Kydones's ideas were probably fairly widely known. ... with additional supporting evidence, see J. Ryder, The Career and Writings of Demetrius Kydones (Leiden, 2010), ch. 4.

Author: Jonathan Harris

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199641888

Category: History

Page: 378

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Byzantines, Latins, and Turks in the Eastern Mediterranean World after 1150 is a collection of thirteen original articles which focus on the religious identity, cultural exchange, commercial networks, and the construction of political legitimacy among Christians and Muslims in the late Medieval eastern Mediterranean.
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The Papacy and the Orthodox

The Papacy and the Orthodox

Writing in defense of the Latin position years later, Barlaam denied that a council had “greater power or ... 1369) see Judith Ryder, The Career and Writings of Demetrius Kydones (Leiden: Brill, 2010); Ryder, “Byzantium and the West in ...

Author: Anthony Edward Siecienski

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190245252

Category: Religion

Page: 510

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The Papacy and the Orthodox examines the centuries-long debate over the primacy and authority of the Bishop of Rome, especially in relation to the Christian East, and offers a comprehensive history of the debate and its underlying theological issues. Siecienski masterfully brings together all of the biblical, patristic, and historical material necessary to understand this longstanding debate. This book is an invaluable resource as both Catholics and Orthodox continue to reexamine the sources and history of the debate.
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