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Title: Andreas of Crete's Homilies on Lazarus and Palm Sunday : a critical edition and commentary
Author: Cunningham, Mary
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 1983
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This thesis is concerned with two homilies by Andreas of Crete, the eighth century Byzantine writer, on the raising of Lazarus and Palm Sunday. The thesis is divided into three parts. The Introduction includes a brief reappraisal of Andreas' contribution to the homiletic tradition, his biography and the historical background, a list of his homilies, a stylistic analysis using three representative homilies in addition to the two on Lazarus and Palm Sunday, the liturgical background of the two feast-days, the treatment of these themes by other Byzantine writers and finally, an outline of the editorial method used in this thesis. The second part of the thesis contains an examination of the manuscript tradition of the homily on Lazarus, a critical edition of the text, a translation and a brief commentary. In the third section, the homily on Palm Sunday is presented in the same way. This thesis represents an attempt not only to offer a critical edition for the first time of two of Andreas of Crete's homilies, but to provide some background on his stylistic and literary technique. It is hoped that it will serve as a basis for further work on this important writer, not only from an editorial, but also from an interpretative point of view.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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