Ecclesiastical Literature of the Slavs

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

Programme of Study: Anamorfōméno PPS Tmīmatos THeologías (2020)

Registered students: 23
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course635

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
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
With the successful completion of the lectures the student will be able to: - identify 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. - distinguish the closeness between the literature of the Orthodox Slavic world and the literature of the medieval Greek world and the relations between them. - research 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)
Its 4 hours course. The history and evolution of the Literature of the Slavic world from its beginnings to the modern times is presented in the 3 hours of the course "Ecclesiastical Literature of the Slavs". More specific, 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. In the 4th hour ecclesiastical sources - greek and slavic - are studied concerned in the slavic literature and its history.
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
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)
Ευαγγέλου Ηλ., Ιστορία της μεσαιωνικής γραμματείας των Ορθοδόξων Σλάβων, Αφοί Κυριακίδη Εκδόσεις Α.Ε., Θεσσαλονίκη 2017
Additional bibliography for study
Obolensky D., The Byzantine Commonwealth. Eastern Europe, 500-1453, Weidenfeld and Nicolson 1971 Μeyendorff J., Byzantium and the Rise of Russia. A Study of Byzantino – Russian Relations in the Fourteenth Century, Cambridge University Press 1981 Podskalsky G., Theologische Literatur des Mittelalters in Bulgarien und Serbien, 865-1459, München 2000 -------------, Средновековна теолошка књижевност у бугарскоj и србиjи (865-1459), Београд 2010 Tachiaos A.-Em., Cyril and Methodius of Thessalonica: The Acculturation of the Slavs, St. Vladimir's Seminary Press 2001 История на българската средновековна литература, съст. Ан. Милтенова, София 2009 Петканова Д., История на българската литература. българската средновековна литература, 4и издание, София 2001
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