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The Orthodox Church in the Byzantine Empire
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The Orthodox Church in the Byzantine Empire

J. M. Hussey

Abstract

Written both for the non‐specialist and for the specialist seeking a survey of the subject and wishing to know something of a Church that was one of the main vitalizing forces in the East Roman Empire. It attempts: to trace the mediaeval history of the Orthodox Church in the Byzantine Empire (c.600–1453)—a formative period for the Church—in terms of challenge and response; to outline the organization of the Byzantine Church, indicating its essential role in the imperial polity and in Christendom; and finally to suggest the way in which its members tried to achieve what was, and still is, the h ... More

Keywords: Byzantium, eucharist, history, liturgical year, mediaeval history, monasticism, Orthodox Church, Slavs, spirituality, Westerners

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1990 Print ISBN-13: 9780198264569
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2004 DOI:10.1093/0198264569.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

J. M. Hussey, author
University of London and Honorary Fellow of St Hugh's College, Oxford