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The life of the Patriarch Tarasios

Author: Ευθυμιάδης, Στέφανος. ; Ignatios, the Deacon; Stephanos Efthymiadis
Publisher: Aldershot, Hampshire, U.K. ; Brookfield, Vt. : Ashgate, ©1998.
Series: Birmingham Byzantine and Ottoman monographs, v. 4.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Patriarch Tarasios holds a key position in the ending of the first period of Iconoclasm in Byzantium, with the seventh Ecumenical Council at Nicaea in 787. His Life forms an equally key source for the history and culture of the Byzantine world in the eighth and ninth centuries. This book provides a full introduction, a critical edition with English translation, and a detailed commentary and indexes for this
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Ignatios, the Deacon, approximately 775-approximately 848.
Life of the Patriarch Tarasios.
Aldershot, Hampshire, U.K. ; Brookfield, Vt. : Ashgate, ©1998
(OCoLC)988844017
Named Person: Tarasius, Saint Patriarch of Constantinople; Tarasius, Saint Patriarch of Constantinople; Tarasius, Saint Patriarch of Constantinople
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ευθυμιάδης, Στέφανος. ; Ignatios, the Deacon; Stephanos Efthymiadis
ISBN: 0860786811 9780860786818
OCLC Number: 38542625
Language Note: English and Greek.
Description: xvii, 309 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction: the Historical Context --
The ninth- and tenth-century Lives of Patriarchs: a hagiographical sub-genre? --
Tarasios as a historical figure --
Family and name --
Tarasios as a layman --
Tarasios as a prelate --
Tarasios' posterity --
Tarasios as a literary figure --
Tarasios as portrayed by Ignatios --
The author of the vita Tarasii --
The chronology and the purpose of composition of the vita Tarasii --
The Vita. Critical Introduction --
Manuscripts --
Direct tradition --
Fragmentary and abridged tradition --
Editions --
Transmission of the text --
Text --
Conspectus siglorum --
Text --
Translation --
Tarasios' memory fallen into oblivion --
The impossibility of praising Tarasios in a manner befitting his greatness --
His father, the just judge --
A story of evil spirits; women accused of murdering newly born children are acquitted thanks to Tarasios' father --
Thanks to his virtuous way of life and great learning, he is appointed to the office of protasecretis --
A priest before priesthood --
Patriarch Paul's resignation and his retirement to the monastery of Phloros --
The emperors meet Paul on his retirement inquiring of his reasons --
Paul's response: personal act of repentance for having succumbed to the heretics; nomination of Tarasios --
Paul's death --
The senate supports Tarasios --
The speech of the emperors before the senate --
Tarasios' hesitation; calls for the convocation of a synod --
Reaction of the army which remained faithful to Iconoclasm --
Tarasios' speech in the palace of Magnaura.
Series Title: Birmingham Byzantine and Ottoman monographs, v. 4.
Responsibility: by Ignatios the Deacon ; introduction, text, translation, and commentary, Stephanos Efthymiadis.

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