A History of the Russian Church to 1488 / Edition 1

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The Russian church is central to an understanding of early Russian and Slav history, but for many years there has been no accessible, up-to-date introduction to the subject in English - until now. The late John Fennell's last book, is a masterly survey of the development, nature and role of the early Church in Russia from Christianization of the country in 988, through Kievan and Tatar poeriods to 1448 when the Russian Church finally became totally independent of its mother-church in Byzantium.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780582080676
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/11/1995
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 278
  • Product dimensions: 5.47 (w) x 8.53 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

List of abbreviations
Editorial Introduction
1 An Outline of Kievan History, to 1240 3
2 The Beginnings of Kievan Christianity 20
3 The Baptism of Vladimir and his Subjects 35
4 The Organization of the Russian Church 45
The Metropolitans 45
The Bishops and their Sees 51
Finances and Jurisdiction 54
The Creation of Saints 58
5 Religious Activity and Monasticism 62
6 The Process of Christianization 73
Pastoral Care: The 'Questions of Kirik' 73
Pagan Survivals: Witchcraft and Sorcery 77
'Double Faith' 86
7 Orthodox and Latins 91
The Schism of 1054 91
Russians and the Latin Church 96
8 Christian Writing in Kievan Russia 105
9 The Church's Involvement in Politics 113
10 Russia under the Mongols: A Political Survey 119
11 The Metropolitans of Russia: From Kirill II to Aleksiy 132
12 Metropolitan Kiprian 148
13 Metropolitan Foty 162
14 Metropolitans Iona and Isidor; the Council of Florence 170
15 The Russian Church and the Mongols, 1237-1448 189
16 Landownership by the Church and the Monasteries 205
17 Politics and the Church 218
Bibliography 240
Map of medieval Russia 251
Index 252
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