A History of the Russian Church to 1488 / Edition 1

A History of the Russian Church to 1488 / Edition 1

by John L. Fennell
     
 

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,

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780582080676
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/11/1995
Pages:
278
Product dimensions:
5.47(w) x 8.53(h) x 0.63(d)

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Table of Contents

List of abbreviations
Preface
Editorial Introduction
1An Outline of Kievan History, to 12403
2The Beginnings of Kievan Christianity20
3The Baptism of Vladimir and his Subjects35
4The Organization of the Russian Church45
The Metropolitans45
The Bishops and their Sees51
Finances and Jurisdiction54
The Creation of Saints58
5Religious Activity and Monasticism62
6The Process of Christianization73
Pastoral Care: The 'Questions of Kirik'73
Pagan Survivals: Witchcraft and Sorcery77
'Double Faith'86
7Orthodox and Latins91
The Schism of 105491
Russians and the Latin Church96
8Christian Writing in Kievan Russia105
9The Church's Involvement in Politics113
10Russia under the Mongols: A Political Survey119
11The Metropolitans of Russia: From Kirill II to Aleksiy132
12Metropolitan Kiprian148
13Metropolitan Foty162
14Metropolitans Iona and Isidor; the Council of Florence170
15The Russian Church and the Mongols, 1237-1448189
16Landownership by the Church and the Monasteries205
17Politics and the Church218
Bibliography240
Map of medieval Russia251
Index252

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