Ecclesiastical Literature of the Slavs

Course Information
TitleΕκκλησιαστική Γραμματεία των Σλάβων / Ecclesiastical Literature of the Slavs
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorIlias Evangelou
Course ID60000285

Programme of Study: Anamorfōméno PPS Tmīmatos THeologías (2020)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course635

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
  • Bulgarian, Serbian
Learning Outcomes
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.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
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.
Ecclesiastical Literature of Slavs, Slavic Μiddle Αge
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
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
P.C., Projector (Power Point, Digital Material)
Course Organization
Reading Assigment602.4
Student Assessment
Oral exams
Student Assessment methods
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Η. Ευαγγέλου, Ιστορία της μεσαιωνικής γραμματείας των Ορθοδόξων Σλάβων, Αφοί Κυριακίδη Εκδόσεις Α.Ε., Θεσσαλονίκη 2017
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
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