La Vie d'Etienne le Jeune par Etienne le Diacre: Introduction, edition et Traduction - Birmingham Byzantine and Ottoman Studies (Hardback)
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La Vie d'Etienne le Jeune par Etienne le Diacre: Introduction, edition et Traduction - Birmingham Byzantine and Ottoman Studies (Hardback)

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Hardback 376 Pages / Published: 29/05/1997
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The Life of Stephen the Younger is one of the rare sources for Byzantium in the 'Dark Ages' and one of the key witnesses to the history of Iconoclasm. This book presents a new edition of the text, together with a French translation and commentary, and an important introduction. Stephen was a hermit, killed in 765 at the order of the emperor Constantine V; his Life was written in 809, some forty years after the 7th Ecumenical Council, Nicaea II, at which Orthodoxy was affirmed. Professor Auzepy shows how the Life reflects the politics of the era, both those of the patriarchate on which the author depended, and of the female monastery near which Stephen had lived, and transforms the probable victim of a failed political plot into a Christ-like figure martyred by a diabolic emperor. La Vie d'Etienne le Jeune est une des rares sources sur l'histoire de Byzance durant le Haut Moyen-Age et un temoignage majeur de la querelle iconoclaste. Cet ouvrage, comprenant une importante introduction, presente une nouvelle edition du texte, accompagnee d'une traduction franAaise annotee. Etienne est un ermite qui fut assassine en 765 sur l'ordre de l'empereur Constantin V. Sa Vie fut ecrite en 809, une quarantaine d'annees apres le septieme concile A"cumenique de Nicee II, au cours duquel fut affirme l'Orthodoxie. Le professeur Auzepy demontre comment la Vie reflete les enjeux politiques de cette epoque, ceux du patriarcat dont l'auteur dependait comme ceux du monastere de femmes aupres duquel Etienne a vecu, et comment la Vie transforme son heros, probablement mis A mort dans le cadre d'un complot, en une figure de saint moine martyrise par un empereur diabolique. Winner of the "Prix Charles Diehl de l'Academie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres 1999".

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780860786375
Number of pages: 376
Weight: 658 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 mm

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