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Activities and Wills

Melchisedec TÖrÖnen

in Union and Distinction in the Thought of St Maximus the Confessor

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199296118
eISBN:
9780191712258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296118.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Discusses the main Christological heresies of the 7th century, namely Monenergism and Monotheletism, promoted especially during the reign of Heraclius. Maximus argues that as in Christ there are two ... More


Prologue: From Constantine to Abd al‐Malik

Hagith Sivan

in Palestine in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199284177
eISBN:
9780191712555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284177.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter focuses on religious politics in Palestine from the 4th century onwards. Topics covered include Constantine's efforts to establish Christianity in Palestine, the emergence of a new ... More


George of Pisidia

James Howard‐Johnston

in Witnesses to a World Crisis: Historians and Histories of the Middle East in the Seventh Century

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199208593
eISBN:
9780191594182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208593.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

George of Pisidia is rightly regarded as a great poet. His career as a senior official in the Constantinopolitan patriarchate is outlined. His poems, both religious and secular, are dated, and the ... More


Two Universal Chronicles

James Howard‐Johnston

in Witnesses to a World Crisis: Historians and Histories of the Middle East in the Seventh Century

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199208593
eISBN:
9780191594182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208593.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

The most important of all the sources considered is the Chronicon Paschale, a universal chronicle written by a member of the patriarchal staff in Constantinople. The last contemporary part, covering ... More


Later Historians: Theophanes

James Howard‐Johnston

in Witnesses to a World Crisis: Historians and Histories of the Middle East in the Seventh Century

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199208593
eISBN:
9780191594182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208593.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Theophanes' Chronographia is a rich repository of material culled from earlier sources, put together soon after 810. He made extensive use of George of Pisidia's official history of Heraclius' ... More


Heraclius, Persia, and Holy War

Peter Sarris

in Empires of Faith: The Fall of Rome to the Rise of Islam, 500-700

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199261260
eISBN:
9780191730962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261260.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter returns to the East and details the growing social, economic and military destabilisation of the Near East in the late sixth and seventh centuries. Warfare between Byzantium and Persia ... More


Religious Services for Byzantine Soldiers and the Possibility of Martyrdom, c. 400–c. 1000

Paul Stephenson

in Just Wars, Holy Wars, and Jihads: Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Encounters and Exchanges

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199755042
eISBN:
9780199950508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755042.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter argues that there was no unequivocal ancient Christian ban against the use of violence; that the rigorism of the Church fathers was not universal; and that from the essential messiness ... More


Crisis of Empire: Doctrine and Dissent at the End of Late Antiquity

Phil Booth

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520280427
eISBN:
9780520956582
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520280427.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Against the background of the Persian and then Muslim invasions of the Roman Near East in the first half of the seventh century, this book explores the careers and output of three prominent and ... More


Maximus and the Mystagogy

Phil Booth

in Crisis of Empire: Doctrine and Dissent at the End of Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520280427
eISBN:
9780520956582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520280427.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter begins with the argument that Maximus Confessor was not, as claimed in his later Greek Life, a Constantinopolitan aristocrat but rather a Palestinian monk and, furthermore, an intimate ... More


The Making of the Monenergist Crisis

Phil Booth

in Crisis of Empire: Doctrine and Dissent at the End of Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520280427
eISBN:
9780520956582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520280427.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter concerns the emergence of Sophronius as the leading opponent of the imperial doctrine of monenergism, the “one operation” in Christ. It first establishes the distinct lack of patristic ... More


Jerusalem and Rome at the Dawn of the Caliphate

Phil Booth

in Crisis of Empire: Doctrine and Dissent at the End of Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520280427
eISBN:
9780520956582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520280427.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter begins with Sophronius’s continued doctrinal dissidence as patriarch of Jerusalem in the context of Muslims surrounding and then seizing Jerusalem. Through an examination of his ... More


Sophronius of Jerusalem and the End of Roman History

Phil Booth

in History and Identity in the Late Antique Near East

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199915408
eISBN:
9780199332816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199915408.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter considers the writings of Sophronius of Jerusalem in the context of contemporary disputes over Christology and the tumultuous events of the Arab conquest. In face of imperial ‘heresy’ ... More


Introduction: Roman Law and Imperial Ideology from Justinian to Heraclius

M. T. G. Humphreys

in Law, Power, and Imperial Ideology in the Iconoclast Era: c.680-850

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198701576
eISBN:
9780191771385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701576.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The Introduction establishes the historiographical and historical context of the work. It notes how the study of law and Byzantium, once entwined, diverged, to the detriment of both. It traces how ... More


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