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The Acts of the Second Council of Nicaea (787)

Author: Richard Price
Publisher: Liverpool, England : Liverpool University Press, [2020] ©2020
Series: Translated texts for historians, v. 68.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : English : The paperback edition first published 2020View all editions and formats
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"The Second Council of Nicaea (787) decreed that religious images were to set up in churches and venerated. It thereby established the cult of icons as a central element in the piety of the Orthodox churches, as it has remained ever since. In the West its decrees received a new emphasis in the Counter-Reformation, in the defence of the role of art in religion. It is a text of prime importance for the iconoclast  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Price
ISBN: 9781786941275 1786941279 9781789621570 1789621577
OCLC Number: 1176371839
Language Note: Translated from the Greek.
Notes: Originally published in 2 volumes paged continuously (2018). This paperback edition is one volume.
Paged continuously
Description: xiv, 738 pages : map ; 22 cm.
Contents: Volume 1. General introduction, Documents before the Council, Session I-IV --
Volume 2. Sessions V-VII, Letters from the Council, Encomium, Canons, Tarasios, letters, Greek appendix, Appendices, Bibliography, Map, Indices.
Series Title: Translated texts for historians, v. 68.
Other Titles: Acts of the 2nd Council of Nicaea (787)
Responsibility: translated with an introduction and notes by Richard Price.

Abstract:

"The Second Council of Nicaea (787) decreed that religious images were to set up in churches and venerated. It thereby established the cult of icons as a central element in the piety of the Orthodox churches, as it has remained ever since. In the West its decrees received a new emphasis in the Counter-Reformation, in the defence of the role of art in religion. It is a text of prime importance for the iconoclast controversy of eighth-century Byzantium, one of the most explored and contested topics in Byzantine history. But it has also a more general significance - in the history of culture and the history of art. This edition offers the first translation that is based on the new critical edition of this text in the Acta Conciliorum Oecumenicorum series, and the first full commentary of this work that has ever been written. It will be of interest to a wide range of readers from a variety of disciplines."--

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