Byzantine Defenders of Images: Eight Saints' Lives in English Translation

Byzantine Defenders of Images: Eight Saints' Lives in English Translation

by Alice-Mary Talbot
     
 

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The seven vitae feature holy men and women who opposed imperial edicts and suffered for their defense of images, from the nun Theodosia whose efforts to save the icon of Christ Chalkites made her the first iconodule martyr, to Symeon of Lesbos, the pillar saint whose column was attacked by religious fanatics.
Life of St. Theodosia of Constantinople
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The seven vitae feature holy men and women who opposed imperial edicts and suffered for their defense of images, from the nun Theodosia whose efforts to save the icon of Christ Chalkites made her the first iconodule martyr, to Symeon of Lesbos, the pillar saint whose column was attacked by religious fanatics.
Life of St. Theodosia of Constantinople
Life of St. Stephen the Younger
Life of St. Anthousa of Mantineon
Life of St. Anthousa, Daughter of Constantine V
Life of the Patriarch Nikephoros I of Constantinople
Life of Sts. David, Symeon, and George of Lesbos
Life of St. Ioannikios
Life of St. Theodora the Empress

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The second volume in this series introduces saints who were active during the period of the iconoclastic controversy in Byzantium (726-843). For almost a century and a half, theological and popular opinions were strongly divided on the question of the manufacture and veneration icons of Christ, the Virgin, and saints.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780884022596
Publisher:
Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection
Publication date:
01/28/2006
Series:
Dumbarton Oaks Byzantine Saints Lives Series, #2
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.30(d)

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Alice-Mary Talbot is Director of Byzantine Studies Emerita at Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection.

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