To understand the evolution of the literature of the Orthodox Slavic world from the creation of the Slavic alphabet until modern times through the simultaneous presentation of the historical events that marked its course.
To understand the closeness between the literature of the Orthodox Slavic world and the literature of the medieval Greek world and the relations between them.
To know the most important works of the medieval literature of the Orthodox Slavs and the specific bibliography.
Course Content (Syllabus)
The history and evolution of the Literature of the Slavic world from its beginnings to the modern times is presented in the course "Ecclesiastical Literature of the Slavs". The work of Saints Cyril and Methodius in the Slavic world, the creation of the Slavic alphabet and the translation into the Slavic language of the first literature is presented. The history and development of the Bulgarian, Russian and Serbian Literature, which were the direct heirs of the Cyrillomethodian heritage from the 9th century until modern times is also presented.
Additional bibliography for study
Η. Ευαγγέλου, Ο ησυχασμός στον κόσμο των Νοτίων Σλάβων τον ΙΔ΄ αιώνα. Επιδράσεις στον πνευματικό, εκκλησιαστικό και πολιτικό τους βίο, [Εκδόσεις Πουρναρά] Θεσσαλονίκη 2010
J. Μeyendorff, Byzantium and the Rise of Russia. A Study of Byzantino – Russian Relations in the Fourteenth Century, Cambridge University Press 1981
D. Obolensky, The Byzantine Commonwealth. Eastern Europe, 500-1453, Weidenfeld and Nicolson 1971
G. Podskalsky, Theologische Literatur des Mittelalters in Bulgarien und Serbien, 865-1459, München 2000