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Title: An annotated edition of Euthymios Zigabenos, Panoplia Dogmatikē, chapters 23-28
Author: Berke, Metin B.
ISNI:       0000 0004 2740 9965
Awarding Body: Queen's University Belfast
Current Institution: Queen's University Belfast
Date of Award: 2012
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The present thesis is an annotated edition of one of the most popular Byzantine anti- heretical handbooks, Panoplia Dogmatike by the eleventh-twelfth-century Byzantine monk and theologian Euthymios Zigabenos who was commissioned to write the work by the Emperor Alexios I Komnenos (1081-1118). Due to the extensive length of the treatise the edition includes only Book II, Chapters 23-28, containing a refutation of the later heresies that shook the Empire, between the ninth and beginning of the twelfth century, including the heresy of the Bogomils which flourished in the times of the author. It is Euthymios Zigabenos's refutation of this last heresy which is the main source of information on its doctrines and organizational structures. As such it is discussed more extensively than the rest. The thesis comprises an Introduction and four Parts (I-IV). The Introduction gives information on the author of the treatise in the light of previous scholarship and new evidence. It also discusses his work in the wider historical, social and theological context of eleventh-twelfth-century Byzantium, concentrating on the ecclesiastical and theological policies of the reigning Emperor Alexios I Komnenos (1081-1118), who commissioned Euthymios Zigabenos to write the treatise. Part I is devoted to a discussion of the circumstances of the composition of the treatise, its structure and content. Part II gives a palaeographical and codicological description of the Mss on which the present edition is based and the printed editions of the treatise, followed by a palaeographical examination of the text, before the relation of the Mss and editions is established. Part III contains an edition of three sets of dedicatory verses to the emperor Alexios I, the Preface to the treatise, and Panoplia Dogmatike, Book II, Chapters 23-28, preceded by a note on the conventions adopted and a conspectus siglorum. The edition is based on eight Mss, seven of which are dated between the eleventh and twelfth centuryj while an additional fourteenth-fifteenth century codex is also used. Part IV contains a Commentary which further illuminates the text. The thesis closes with seven Appendices (I-VIII) containing unpublished texts related to the Panoplia Dogmatike, full Bibliography and Plates with facsimiles of selected folios of Mss cited.
Supervisor: Dendrinos, Charalambos Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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