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Author Hartnup, Karen

Title 'On the beliefs of the Greeks' : Leo Allatios and popular Orthodoxy / by Karen Hartnup
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2004


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 370 pages) : illustrations
Series The medieval Mediterranean, 0928-5520 ; v. 54
Medieval Mediterranean ; v. 54.
Contents The Sources for Orthodox Popular Religion -- Leo Allatios: His Life and Influences -- The Gello and Popular Religion -- The Gello and Baptism -- The Gello and Marriage -- The Vrykolakas -- The Tympaniaios -- Allatios and Popular Healing -- Allatios and the Stoicheion
Summary This book deals with popular Orthodoxy during the Byzantine and Ottoman periods, approaching the material from a historical and anthropological perspective. The discussion takes as its starting point a letter of Leo Allatios, the seventeenth-century author and scriptor of the Vatican Library. The early chapters of the book focus on Allatios and the western intellectual background in which the work was written, while later chapters consider popular beliefs and practices surrounding childstealing demons, revenants, spirits of place and popular healing. This book provides the first detailed treatment of a major source for post Byzantine popular Orthodoxy, offering valuable insights into the relationships between laity and clergy, Orthodoxy and Catholicism, religion and natural philosophy during the seventeenth century
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-355) and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Allacci, Leone, 1586-1669. De opinationibus.
Allacci, Leone.
Orthodox Eastern Church -- Greece -- Cyclades -- Customs and practices
Orthodox Eastern Church -- Greece -- Chios -- Customs and practices
Orthodox Eastern Church
SUBJECT De opinationibus (Allacci, Leone) fast
Subject Folklore -- Greece -- Cyclades
Folklore -- Greece -- Chios
RELIGION -- Christianity -- Orthodox.
Orthodoxe Kirche
Geschichte 1600-1700.
Cyclades (Greece) -- Religious life and customs
Chios (Greece) -- Religious life and customs
Greece -- Chios
Greece -- Cyclades
Form Electronic book
ISBN 142940714X