Emperor and Priest: The Imperial Office in Byzantium
This is a revised and translated edition of Gilbert Dagron's Empereur et prêtre, an acknowledged masterwork by one of the great Byzantine scholars of our time. The figure of the Byzantine emperor, a ruler who sometimes was also designated a priest, has long fascinated the western imagination. This book studies in detail the imperial union of 'two powers', temporal and spiritual, against a wide background of relations between Church and state and religious and political spheres. Presenting much unfamiliar material in complex, brilliant style, it is aimed at all historians concerned with royal and ecclesiastical sources of power.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Heredity legitimacy and succession
Proclamations and coronations
Ceremonial and memory
Melchizedek or Antichrist?
Other editions - View all
altar Anastasios anointed Balsamon Basil basileia Bekker see ch bishops Book of Ceremonies Boor see ch Byzantine Byzantium caesaropapism canons Christ Christian emperor Chronographia Church clergy cols consecration Constans II Constantine Porphyrogenitus Constantine VII Constantinople coronation council crown cult Dagron David Decerimoniis demes dignitaries divine dynasty East ecclesiastical Elijah emphasised empire epistemonarches Eusebios father George the Monk Gregory Hebdomon Herakleios Heraklonas Hippodrome Holy Apostles Ibid iconoclasm imperial power Justinian Keroularios king kingship legitimacy Leo VI liturgy Macedonian Mango and Scott Melchizedek metatorion Michael Michael III Michael Keroularios narthex Nikephoros ninth century Old Testament orthodox pagan palace Paris patriarch Photios political pontiff pope priesthood purple recognised reign religious Rhalles-Potles role Roman Rome saint sanctuary Scott translation seech senate Skylitzes sovereign spiritual St Sophia Synaxarion synod Syntagma temporal Theodore Theodore of Stoudios Theodosius Theophanes Continuatus tradition trans Triklinos unction Vita
Greek East and Latin West: The Church, AD 681-1071
Limited preview - 2007
All Book Search results »
Liturgy and Architecture from the Early Church to the Middle Ages
Limited preview - 2008