New PDF release: An Academy at the Court of the Tsars: Greek Scholars and

By Nikolaos A. Chrissidis

ISBN-10: 0875807291

ISBN-13: 9780875807294

The first officially geared up academic establishment in Russia used to be validated in 1685 via Greek hieromonks, Ioannikios and Sophronios Leichoudes. Like lots of their Greek contemporaries within the 17th century, the brothers bought a part of their education in schools of post-Renaissance Italy lower than an actual replica of the Jesuit curriculum. after they created a college in Moscow, often called the Slavo-Greco-Latin Academy, they emulated the structural features, pedagogical tools, and application of stories of Jesuit prototypes.

In this unique paintings, Nikolaos A. Chrissidis analyzes the academy’s influence on Russian academic perform and situates it within the contexts of Russian-Greek cultural relatives and elevated touch among Russia and Western Europe within the 17th century. Chrissidis demonstrates that Greek educational and cultural affects on Russia within the moment half the 17th century have been Western in personality, even though Orthodox in doctrinal phrases. He additionally exhibits that Russian and Greek academic firms have been a part of the bigger eu development of Jesuit educational actions that impacted Roman Catholic and japanese Orthodox academic institutions and curricular choices.

An Academy on the court docket of the Tsars is the 1st learn of the Slavo-Greco-Latin Academy in English and the one one in accordance with fundamental assets in Russian, Church Slavonic, Greek, and Latin. it's going to curiosity students and scholars of early glossy Russian and Greek heritage, of early sleek eu highbrow historical past and the heritage of technology, of Jesuit schooling, and of japanese Orthodox historical past and culture.

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