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Hesychasm, Word-Weaving and Slavic Hagiography. The Literary School of Patriarch Euthymius

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Book Series: Sagners Slavistische Sammlung ISBN: 9783876905303 Year: Pages: 533 DOI: 10.3726/b12756 Language: German
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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The aim of this study is to demonstrate that there is nothing new or peculiarly Hesychastic in the hagiographie style employed by Patriarch Euthymius, and that this style of "pletenie sloves" was borrowed by him and other medieval Slavic writers from an earlier and long existing Byzantine tradition that predated the Hesychast Revival. In effect, this study attempts to disprove one of the basic assumptions of present scholarship of the period of the Second South Slavic Influence.

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Bulgarien --- Byzantinist --- Euthymius --- Hagiography --- Hébert --- Hesychasm --- Literary --- Literatur --- Ottoman --- Patriarch --- School --- Slavic --- Slavistik --- Weaving --- Word

Sacred Views of Saint Francis

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ISBN: 9781950192779 Year: Pages: 208 DOI: 10.21983/P3.0283.1.00 Language: English
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: Religion --- Architecture
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Overlooking Lago di Orta in the foothills of the Northern Italian Alps, the Renaissance-era Sacro Monte di Orta (a UNESCO World Heritage site) is spectacle and hagiography, theme park and treatise. Sacro Monte di Orta is a sacred mountain complex that extolls the life of St. Francis of Assisi through fresco, statuary, and built environment. Descending from the vision of the 16th-century Archbishop Carlo Borromeo, the design and execution of the chapels express the Catholic Church’s desire to define, or, perhaps redefine itself for a transforming Christian diaspora. And in the struggle to provide a spiritual and geographical front against the spread of Protestantism into the Italian peninsula, the Catholic Church mustered the most powerful weapon it had: the widely popular native Italian saint, Francis of Assisi.Sacred Views of Saint Francis: The Sacro Monte di Orta examines this important pilgrimage site where Francis is embraced as a ne plus ultra saint. The book delves into a pivotal moment in the life of the Catholic Church as revealed through the artistic program of the Sacro Monte’s twenty-one chapels, providing a nuanced understanding of the role the site played in the Counter-Reformation.The Sacro Monte di Orta was, in its way, a new hagiographical text vital to post-Tridentine Italy. Sacred Views provides research and analysis of this popular, yet critically neglected Franciscan devotional site. Sacred Views is the first significant scholarly work on the Sacro Monte di Orta in English and one of the very few full-length treatments in any language. It includes a catalogue of artists, over one hundred photographs, maps, short essays on each chapel, and longer essays that examine some of the most significant chapels in greater detail.

An Anglo-Norman Reader

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ISBN: 9781783743155 9781783743131 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 416 DOI: https://doi.org/10.11647/OBP.0110 Language: English
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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This book is an anthology with a difference. It presents a distinctive variety of Anglo-Norman works, beginning in the twelfth century and ending in the nineteenth, covering a broad range of genres and writers, introduced in a lively and thought-provoking way. Facing-page translations, into accessible and engaging modern English, are provided throughout, bringing these texts to life for a contemporary audience.The collection offers a selection of fascinating passages, and whole texts, many of which are not anthologised or translated anywhere else. It explores little-known byways of Arthurian legend and stories of real-life crime and punishment; women’s voices tell history, write letters, berate pagans; advice is offered on how to win friends and influence people, how to cure people’s ailments and how to keep clear of the law; and stories from the Bible are retold with commentary, together with guidance on prayer and confession.Each text is introduced and elucidated with notes and full references, and the material is divided into three main sections: Story (a variety of narrative forms), Miscellany (including letters, law and medicine, and other non-fiction), and Religious (saints' lives, sermons, Bible commentary, and prayers). Passages in one genre have been chosen so as to reflect themes or stories that appear in another, so that the book can be enjoyed as a collection or used as a resource to dip into for selected texts.This anthology is essential reading for students and scholars of Anglo-Norman and medieval literature and culture. Wide-ranging and fully referenced, it can be used as a springboard for further study or relished in its own right by readers interested to discover Anglo-Norman literature that was written to amuse, instruct, entertain, or admonish medieval audiences.

‘Fágote de tanto sabidor’. La construcción del motivo profético en la literatura medieval hispánica (siglos XIII-XV)

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ISBN: 9782919448111 DOI: 10.4000/books.esb.951 Language: Spanish
Publisher: e-Spania Books
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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La autora se propone analizar, en la literatura medieval castellana, la evolución del motivo de la profecía, concebida como un paradójico “conocimiento de lo incognoscible”. El estudio de las dos grandes tradiciones proféticas que se suceden en la Península, de ascendencia bíblica la una, merliniana la otra, permite deslindar un recorrido a la vez diacrónico y sincrónico, que indaga en una multiplicidad de textos las ramificaciones tanto cronológicas como genéricas del motivo profético.

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