Performing Orthodox Ritual in Byzantium

The first full-length, interdisciplinary study of the Greek performing arts - theatre, rhetoric and ritual - between antiquity and the Renaissance.

Performing Orthodox Ritual in Byzantium

Author: Andrew Walker White

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107073855

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The first full-length, interdisciplinary study of the Greek performing arts - theatre, rhetoric and ritual - between antiquity and the Renaissance.

Greek Theatre between Antiquity and Independence

The first history of Greek theatre from Hellenistic times to the foundation of Modern Greece, marked by significant discontinuities.

Greek Theatre between Antiquity and Independence

Author: Walter Puchner

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110705947X

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This first general history of Greek theatre from Hellenistic times to the foundation of the Modern Greek state in 1830 marks a radical departure from traditional methods of historiography. We like to think of history unfolding continuously, in an evolutionary form, but the story of Greek theatre is rather different. After traditional theatre ended in the sixth and seventh centuries, no traditional drama was written or performed on stage throughout the Greek-speaking world for centuries due to the Orthodox Church's hostile attitude toward spectacles. With the reinvention of theatre in Renaissance Italy, however, Greek theatre was revived in Crete under Venetian rule in the late sixteenth century. The following centuries saw the restoration of Greek theatre at various locations, albeit characterized by numerous ruptures and discontinuities in terms of geography, stylistics, thematic approaches and ideologies. These diverse developments were only 'normalized' with the establishment of the Greek nation state.

Dissertation Abstracts International

It examines Navalar ' s quite distinct attempt to defend orthodox Tamil Saiva
Siddhanta ritual practice and construct a Caiva public inhabited by ... In doing so ,
it creates a multivalent theological construction of the city ' s mythistory , with
precedence ... Adviser : Kenneth Pennington Order Number DA3246960 The
Byzantine Emperor had both civil and ecclesiastical roles , promulgating
legislation for both .

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The Orthodox Churches and the Secular State

The Synodal Decrees , known as the Stoglav , the Hundred Chapters , were
greatly resented by the other Orthodox Churches , and by many Russians . ... the
Tsar's Imperial title and suggested that his legate would be prepared to perform a
coronation - ceremony as his deputy . ... The ceremony roughly followed the
Byzantine ritual and many of the actual words and acclamations used at
Byzantine ...

The Orthodox Churches and the Secular State

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The New Hungarian Quarterly

And yet , the osculum secretarii generalis , a political gesture smacking - literally -
of Byzantine Orthodox ritual is , I ... The young Bolshevik revolutionaries ,
committed to doing away with the illusions attached to ecclesiastical ceremony ...

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First Intensity

The people are dour and hostile on their way to cliff churches to perform ancient
Orthodox rituals . The old women in ... The sultan that took Byzantium all came
down from the mountains , as did the Turkish armies ' elite . A culture evolved of ...

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Verflechtungen zwischen Byzanz und dem Orient

Das Ziel der Sektion "Byzantinistik" im Rahmen des 32. Deutschen Orientalistentages war es, den Blick auf Verflechtungen zwischen dem oströmischen/byzantinischen Reich und seinen östlichen unmittelbareren oder ferneren Nachbarn zu werfen.

Verflechtungen zwischen Byzanz und dem Orient

Author: Michael Grünbart

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3643132948

Page: 102

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Das Ziel der Sektion "Byzantinistik" im Rahmen des 32. Deutschen Orientalistentages war es, den Blick auf Verflechtungen zwischen dem oströmischen/byzantinischen Reich und seinen östlichen unmittelbareren oder ferneren Nachbarn zu werfen. Byzanz wirkte in vielen Bereichen prägend, es übernahm aber auch Einflüsse (und Anregungen aus anderen Kulturen). Nicht nur Seide und Papier kamen aus dem Osten nach Byzanz, auch Stoffe der Literatur wanderten in die mittelgriechische/byzantinische Tradition ein. Im vorliegenden Band werden sowohl Forschungsansätze (Orientalismus, studies of the crusades) als auch soziologische Phänomene (Eunuchentum in Byzanz und China) sowie Überlieferungen im arabisch- und jüdisch-byzantinischen Kontext untersucht.

Discipline and Diversity

38 The message of orthodoxy was also graphically communicated in Byzantine
church decoration and icons at a ... The ritual burning or destruction of heretical
books is a further example of display and performance , and again there are ...

Discipline and Diversity

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New essays on a central dichotomy of history and theology, the need to reconcile the diversity of the Church with a unifying discipline.

Liturgical Subjects

Liturgical Subjects examines the history of the self in the Byzantine Empire, challenging narratives of Christian subjectivity that focus only on classical antiquity and the Western Middle Ages.

Liturgical Subjects

Author: Derek Krueger

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812246446

Page: 328

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Liturgical Subjects examines the history of the self in the Byzantine Empire, challenging narratives of Christian subjectivity that focus only on classical antiquity and the Western Middle Ages. As Derek Krueger demonstrates, Orthodox Christian interior life was profoundly shaped by patterns of worship introduced and disseminated by Byzantine clergy. Hymns, prayers, and sermons transmitted complex emotional responses to biblical stories, particularly during Lent. Religious services and religious art taught congregants who they were in relation to God and each other. Focusing on Christian practice in Constantinople from the sixth to eleventh centuries, Krueger charts the impact of the liturgical calendar, the eucharistic rite, hymns for vigils and festivals, and scenes from the life of Christ on the making of Christian selves. Exploring the verse of great Byzantine liturgical poets, including Romanos the Melodist, Andrew of Crete, Theodore the Stoudite, and Symeon the New Theologian, he demonstrates how their compositions offered templates for Christian self-regard and self-criticism, defining the Christian "I." Cantors, choirs, and congregations sang in the first person singular expressing guilt and repentence, while prayers and sermons defined the collective identity of the Christian community as sinners in need of salvation. By examining the way models of selfhood were formed, performed, and transmitted in the Byzantine Empire, Liturgical Subjects adds a vital dimension to the history of the self in Western culture.

Encyclopedia of the Byzantine Empire

Mostly , the unaccompanied chants of the Eastern Orthodox rite is what we know
of Byzantine music . ... It was only in the last half of the twelfth century that the full
system of In the early Byzantine period performing on musical instruments was
connected with prostitution ... Such ritual chants , unaccompanied by instruments
, were used by Jews , Egyptian Christians , Mozarabs and various Asian religions
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Encyclopedia of the Byzantine Empire

Author: Jennifer Lawler

Publisher: McFarland Publishing

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Containing more than fifteen hundred entries, an encyclopedia of life in Eastern Europe during the Middle Ages includes genealogies of Byzantine rulers, a chronology of emperors, and maps of the Empire at various stages.

The Cresset

In 1923 a company of prophets , the Moscow Art Theatre , set sail from Byzantium
and brought almost the same ... This is not unlike the long preparation ritual for
each Orthodox priest who is about to perform the liturgy or the different but still ...

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Abstracts of Papers Byzantine Studies Conference

Past insistence that Byzantium live up ( or down ) to western theoretical norms
has resulted in a variety of spectacular failures ; but by ... to what Byzantines
themselves had to say on the subject , it is now possible to understand the
Eastern Empire's performing arts scene and its ... to follow the lead of Western
scholars and define Orthodox spatial and ritual practices as inherently “ dramatic
" or " theatrical .

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Athene

The New St. Catherine's Greek Orthodox Church of West Palm Beach , Florida
On November 24 , 1957 , St. ... each day that passed a magnificent Byzantine
church took shape and became a reality . ... in the Orthodox ritual , concealing the
altar from the public during the performance of certain mystic parts of the liturgy .

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Byzantine Studies

Études Byzantines. the reign of Constantine , Jews might have been trying to
exploit their no longer applicable curial exemption based on the claim that public
service demanded the performance of pagan rituals.66 Constantine
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Towards a Ritual Poetics

... epyllion 62 ethnocentrism 84 - 85 ethnopoetics 31 Europeaness 84 - 85
euteleia 63 Bali 39 , 64 banquet 63 - 80 Bantu 18 bhojalî 50 Byzantium ... 30 - 32
, 50 communitas 35 - 36 , 83 composition - in - performance 31 context 32
descriptive 52 - 54 performative 52 - 54 ... laws 47 - 48 genre categorization 46 -
59 definition 49 and ritual 46 - 59 glossolalia 95 Greek Orthodox Church 34 , 88
grotesque 75 ...

Towards a Ritual Poetics

Author: Dimitrios Yatromanolakis

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Vergangenheit und Vergegenw rtigung

Philippe Buc , Ritual and interpretation : The early medieval case , in : Early
Medieval Europe 9 ( 2000 ) 183 – 210 . Philippe Buc , The Dangers of Ritual . ... J
. Barrie Bullen , Byzantium rediscovered ( London 2003 ) . Konrad Bund ...
Virginia Burrus , In the theater of this life : The performance of orthodoxy in late
antiquity , in ...

Vergangenheit und Vergegenw  rtigung

Author: Helmut Reimitz

Publisher: Austrian Academy of Sciences

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This volume examines the role played by the medieval past in its many representations up to the present day. Continuing the theme of Volume 8 of the same series, which examined the early medieval search for origins in relation to building a sense of identity and social memory, this volume focuses on the modern appropriation of the early medieval past. The early Middle Ages played an important role in the creation of a sense of identity for modern European nations. In the 18th and 19th centuries, a process was begun of delineating Europe according to peoples and nations. This conception of people and nations as quasi-natural forms of social organisation, often claimed as being historical but ultimately considered to be a trans-historical phenomenon, still survives in modern Europe and unfortunately seems to be increasing in importance in the political disputes in certain areas. Most of the contributions in this volume deal with the appropriation of the early Middle Ages from the perspective of national histories. A few contributions examine strategies of using the early medieval past in other contexts. It is thereby possible to identify patterns of how, in the varied social contexts of modern Europe, images of the Other have been transmitted or the sense of belonging has been legitimised.

Greek Ritual Poetics

Eleven Playing at Ritual : Variations on a Theme in Byzantine Religious Tales
John Duffy The ordinary inhabitant of ... To say that the rituals and services of the
Orthodox Church were important aspects of everyday life in Byzantium would be
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Greek Ritual Poetics

Author: Dimitrios Yatromanolakis

Publisher: Harvard Univ Center for Hellenic

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Investigating ritual in Greece from cross-disciplinary and transhistorical perspectives, Greek Ritual Poetics offers novel readings of the pivotal role of ritual in Greek traditions by exploring a broad spectrum of texts, art, and social practices. This collection of essays written by an international group of leading scholars in a number of disciplines presents a variety of methodological approaches to secular and religious rituals, and to the narrative and conceptual strategies of their reenactment and manipulation in literary, pictorial, and social discourses. Addressing understudied aspects of Greek ritual and societies, this book will prove significant for classicists, anthropologists, Byzantinists, art historians, neohellenists, and comparatists interested in the interaction between ritual, aesthetics, and cultural communicative systems.

Lectures

83 But this is not very helpful in that it still rests on a basically secularist or
reductionist view of Byzantine Orthodoxy as ... when the very parties who were
supposed to present a united front ( and in so doing to ensure the smooth
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