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Author Arentzen, Thomas

Title The Virgin in Song : Mary and the Poetry of Romanos the Melodist
Published Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc., 2017
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Description 1 online resource (284 pages)
Series Divinations: Rereading Late Ancient Religion
Divinations: Rereading Late Ancient Religion
Contents Cover; Contents; A Note on Editions and Translations; List of Abbreviations; 1. The Song and the City; 2. On the Verge of Virginity; 3. The Mother and Nurse of Our Life; 4. A Voice of Rebirth; Conclusion. Virginity Recast; Appendix 1. On the Annunciation; Appendix 2. Catalogue of Hymns Referred to in the Study; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; V; W; Y; Acknowledgments
Summary In The Virgin in Song, Thomas Arentzen explores the characterization of Mary in the songs of Romanos the Melodist, one of the greatest liturgical poets of Byzantium. Romanos's hymns shaped a figure, Arentzen argues, who related intimately to her flock in a formative period of Christian orthodoxy
Notes In English
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Subject Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint -- Poetry -- History and criticism
Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint -- In literature
Romanus, Melodus, Saint, active 6th century
Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint.
Romanus, Melodus, Saint, active 6th century.
Christian poetry, Byzantine -- History and criticism
Hymns, Greek -- History and criticism
Christian poetry, Byzantine.
Hymns, Greek.
RELIGION -- Christian Rituals & Practice -- Worship & Liturgy.
RELIGION -- Institutions & Organizations.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0812293916 (electronic bk.)
9780812293913 (electronic bk.)