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Theognōstos hieromonachos active 13th century

Works: 4 works in 27 publications in 4 languages and 410 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources 
Roles: Author
Classifications: BR65.T773, 270.2
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Most widely held works about Theognōstos
Most widely held works by Theognōstos
Theognosti Thesaurus by Theognostus( Book )

18 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Discovered by the French scholar, Marcel Richard, on one of his photographic expeditions to the monastic libraries of Mount Athos, the 'Thesaurus' was entrusted to a young scholar, Joseph Munitiz, who prepared the editio princeps for his doctoral thesis, defended at the Sorbonne in 1976. The work was shown to have been composed by a little-known spiritual author, thought to have been active in the fourteenth century, but placed, thanks to a passing reference in his Treasury, in the middle of the thirteenth century. This semi-encyclopaedic work was intended to provide an overview of the sort of knowledge considered essential for a young prince, as one chapter is an exhortation to a future emperor. Thus it contains a summary of the Old Testament, with curious reflections (e.g. on female wickedness and the ingenuity of Solomon), and chapters on dogmatic questions: the divinity of Christ; the value of Holy Scripture; the sacraments, icons, the Theotokos, and the key role of the Ecumenical Councils. A large part is made up of moral exhortations attributed partly to Amphilochios and backed by pious stories. There are also florilegia, so popular in Byzantine spiritual writings, focused around the eucharist, the priesthood, sexual morality and confession. At the end, some questions-and-answers (another popular Byzantine genre) deal with items of general knowledge (ranging from theology, through astronomy, to alms-giving). In general, the work opens a window into the mind of the ordinary believer in mediaeval Constantinople."--Back cover
Theognosti Thesavrvs by Theognostus( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in French and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names

Théognoste active 13th century hiéromoine

Théognoste, hiéromoine, active 13th century


Theognṓstos 12..-12. hiéromoine

Theognostos 13. Jht Hieromonachus, Mönch, Schriftsteller

Theognostos ca. 13. Jh.

Theognṓstos, hiéromoine, 12..-12..

Theognostos hieromonachos

Theognostos hieromonachos 12..-12..

Theognostos Hieromonachus ca. 13. Jh.

Theognostus active 13th century hieromonachos

Theognostus, hieromonachos, active 13th century

Θεόγνωστος active 13th century ἱερομόναχος

Θεόγνωστος, ἱερομόναχος, active 13th century