• TITLU în română: Identităţi regionale şi comunităţi religioase în Imperiul bizantin în secolele VIII-XI
  • Subiect: Five case studies explore the religious dimension of the regional identities in the Byzantine Empire in the period from the end of the first iconoclasm to the Turkish penetration in the Empire (8th-11th centuries). The study of ten hagiographic texts from this period (Lives of Theodora of Thessaloniki, Euthymius the Younger, Irene of Chrysobalanton, Basil the Younger, Symeon the New Theologian, Mary the Younger, Gregentios, Constantin the Jew, Andrew Salos, and Niphon of Constantiana) highlights the function of hagiography as vector of identity, its role in the preservation and promotion of the sense of regional and religious belonging to a community. The five studies show how some religious communities in Constantinople, Thessaloniki or Thrace build their regional and, sometimes, family identity in contrast with the local, political and ecclesiastical power, how they managed to get recognition of sainthood for their members, and the political dimension that this phenomenon can acquire. The article also scrutinises how these initiatives have led to a redefinition of traditional values of Orthodoxy and how hagiography could also be used to stigmatize a community (e.g. the Jewish communities) and to deprive it of its ethnic and religious identity.
  • Limba de redactare: franceză, engleză
  • Vezi publicația: Etudes Byzantines et Post-Byzantines
  • Editura: Editura Academiei Române
  • Loc publicare: Bucureşti
  • Anul publicaţiei: 2016
  • Referinţă bibliografică pentru nr. revistă: VII; anul 2016
  • Paginaţia: 147-192
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