Holy Rulers in the Slavic Orthodox World

Course Information
TitleΆγιοι ηγεμόνες στον ορθόδοξο σλαβικό κόσμο / Holy Rulers in the Slavic Orthodox World
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorIlias Evangelou
Course ID600015292

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
The students will have a complete picture of the phenomenon of hegemonic holiness in the Orthodox Slavic world, which is a particular aspect of the hagiological tradition of the Orthodox Church. In particular, students will learn about the model of the first Christian emperor, Agios Konstantinos, on which the tradition of the later saintly rulers of both the Greek and the Orthodox Slavic world is based. Then again, through the sources, they will know the cases of the holy rulers of medieval Bulgaria, Russia and Serbia, who have stamped not only the tradition of the saint ruler in each of the above countries but also the historical developments the spiritual identity of each people.
General Competences
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course presents the history and evolution of hegemonic holiness in the of Orthodox Slavic world during the Middle Ages, when their holy tradition was shaped. The presentation of the hegemonic holiness in the Orthodox Slavic world begins with the archetypical form of Saint Constantine as the Slavic world hired after its Christianization. Also, the special models of the holy rulers of the medieval Bulgaria, Russia and Serbia who are presented, as soon as their special typological characteristics, their relationship with the Saint Constantine's archetype and the tradition of hegemonic holiness they established in their peoples.
Holy Rulers, Hegemonic Holiness, Orthodox Slavic World, Holy Dynasty, Holy Rus,
Educational Material Types
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Reading Assigment190.8
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Ηλ. Ευαγγέλου, Άγιοι ηγεμόνες στον ορθόδοξο σλαβικό κόσμο. Από τον Νέο Κωνσταντίνο στον Μάρτυρα Ηγεμόνα, Αφοί Κυριακίδη Εκδόσεις Α.Ε., Θεσσαλονίκη 2018
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