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The Resource Military saints in Byzantium and Rus, 900-1200, Monica White, (electronic resource)

Military saints in Byzantium and Rus, 900-1200, Monica White, (electronic resource)

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Military saints in Byzantium and Rus, 900-1200
Title
Military saints in Byzantium and Rus, 900-1200
Statement of responsibility
Monica White
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The rulers of the Byzantine Empire and its commonwealth were protected both by their own soldiers and by a heavenly army: the military saints. The transformation of Saints George, Demetrios, Theodore and others into the patrons of imperial armies was one of the defining developments of religious life under the Macedonian emperors. This book provides a comprehensive study of military sainthood and its roots in late antiquity. The emergence of the cults is situated within a broader social context, in which mortal soldiers were equated with martyrs and martyrs of the early Church recruited to protect them on the battlefield. Dr White then traces the fate of these saints in early Rus, drawing on unpublished manuscripts and other under-utilised sources to discuss their veneration within the princely clan and their influence on the first native saints of Rus, Boris and Gleb, who eventually joined the ranks of their ancient counterparts"--
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1976-
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White, Monica
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Byzantine Empire
  • Christian patron saints
  • Christian martyrs
  • War
  • Byzantine Empire
  • Byzantine Empire
Label
Military saints in Byzantium and Rus, 900-1200, Monica White, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 222-240) and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction; 1. The prehistory of the military saints; 2. The formation of the martyr-warrior ideal; 3. The collective cult of the military saints; 4. The military saints in early Rus; 5. Boris and Gleb and the martyr-warrior ideal in Rus; 6. Military saints under the House of Suzdal; Conclusion; Appendix 1. Feast days of the principal military saints; Appendix 2. Reigns of Byzantine emperors mentioned in the text; Appendix 3. Simplified genealogy of the Riurikids; Appendix 4. Rus churches and monasteries dedicated to patronal figures; Appendix 5. Rus churches and monasteries dedicated to non-patronal figures
Control code
ssj0000833658
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 255 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780521195645
Lccn
2012033991
Other physical details
ilustriations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000833658
Label
Military saints in Byzantium and Rus, 900-1200, Monica White, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 222-240) and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction; 1. The prehistory of the military saints; 2. The formation of the martyr-warrior ideal; 3. The collective cult of the military saints; 4. The military saints in early Rus; 5. Boris and Gleb and the martyr-warrior ideal in Rus; 6. Military saints under the House of Suzdal; Conclusion; Appendix 1. Feast days of the principal military saints; Appendix 2. Reigns of Byzantine emperors mentioned in the text; Appendix 3. Simplified genealogy of the Riurikids; Appendix 4. Rus churches and monasteries dedicated to patronal figures; Appendix 5. Rus churches and monasteries dedicated to non-patronal figures
Control code
ssj0000833658
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 255 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780521195645
Lccn
2012033991
Other physical details
ilustriations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000833658

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