Uzhankov, Alexander. The Church and the Byzantine Empire: Epiphanic link of events

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Title of the article The Church and the Byzantine Empire: Epiphanic link of events
Authors Uzhankov, Alexander Nikolaevich — Doctor of Philology, Professor, Vice-director for scienceat Russian Scientific Research Institute of Cultural Heritage Named after D. S. Likhachev; Professor at the National Research Nuclear University «MEPhI», Moscow, Russia, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Scopus ID 57197872770, SPIN-код 4535-6021, AuthorID 104351
In the section Recensionis / Reviews
Year 2017 Issue 1 Pages 162-169
Type of article RAR Index UDK; BBK UDK 94(4); BBK 63.3(0)4 Index DOI 10.21638/11701/spbu19.2017.111
Abstract The object of the article is the review for the book «The Church and the Empire in the Byzantine ecclesiastical poetry» written by Vladimir Vasilik. The author supposes the book successfully regards a number of subjects from Ante-Nicene hymnography up to the services of the 10th century and from the problem of prayer and martyrdom up to reflexion of earthquakes. Vladimir Vasilik publishes a number of hitherto unknown texts — such as the oldest canon to St. Emperor Constantine and the service to St. Nicholas. He makes a number of findings concerning both Ante-Nicene hymnography (е. с. preaching of St. Paul over Euphrates) and Byzantine ecclesiastic poetry (namely the reflexion of rebellion Nika and great earthquakes of the 6th century, reconstruction of biography of St. Romanos the Melod, veneration of Emperor-martyr Nicephor II and parallels with that of St. Princes Boris and Gleb etc.). The author makes a thorough comparative analysis of image of St. Emperor Constantine and that of St. Equal to Apostles Prince Vladimir in the hymnographic monuments. He makes very interesting parallels between the Cathedral of St. Apostles in Constantinople and the «Desyatinnaya» Church of Dormition in Kiev. The book of Vladimir Vasilik seems to be a great success of the author and a serious contribution to Russian Byzantine and Slavonic studies.
Keywords Byzance, hymnography, history, Church, Empire
Full text version of the article. Article language Russian
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