Byzantine hermeneutics and pedagogy in the Russian north : monks and masters at the Kirillo-Belozerskii Monastery, 1397-1501 /

The Kirillov Monastery at White Lake in the far north of the Muscovite state was home to the greatest library, and perhaps the only secondary school, in all of medieval Russia. This volume reconstructs the educational activities of the spiritual fathers and heretofore unknown teachers of that monast...

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Author / Creator: Romanchuk, Robert, 1968-
Format: eBook Electronic
Imprint: Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, 2007.
Online Access:Click here for full text at JSTOR
Table of Contents:
  • 'Where is the Russian Peter Abelard?': Silence and intellectual awakening at the north Russian monastery
  • The 'artless word' and the artisan: approaching monastic hermeneutics in eastern Europe
  • 'Strangers to the world, fixing our minds in heaven': St. Kirill's Laura as a textual community (1397-1435)
  • 'The lover of this book': 'philosophy' under Hegumen Trifon (1435-1448)
  • Intermedium: the schooling and professionalization of scribes, 1448-1470
  • 'The best thing of all is one's own will': the community of scholars at Kirillov (1470-1501)
  • Epilogue: Some possibilities and limits of 'Byzantine humanism'.