The Resource 'We have no king but Christ' : Christian political thought in greater Syria on the eve of the Arab conquest (c.400-585), Philip Wood

'We have no king but Christ' : Christian political thought in greater Syria on the eve of the Arab conquest (c.400-585), Philip Wood

Label
'We have no king but Christ' : Christian political thought in greater Syria on the eve of the Arab conquest (c.400-585)
Title
'We have no king but Christ'
Title remainder
Christian political thought in greater Syria on the eve of the Arab conquest (c.400-585)
Statement of responsibility
Philip Wood
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Member of
Cataloging source
UKM
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Wood, Philip
Dewey number
261.7095690201
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BR1070
LC item number
.W66 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Oxford studies in Byzantium
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  • Christianity and politics
  • Middle East
  • Middle East
  • Byzantine Empire
Label
'We have no king but Christ' : Christian political thought in greater Syria on the eve of the Arab conquest (c.400-585), Philip Wood
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [267]-289) and index
Contents
  • Summary of Argument
  • Cultural Independence in Syria and Edessa
  • Sixth Century: Syria, Mesopotamia and the Miaphysite Movement
  • 1.
  • Classification in a Christian Empire
  • Orthodoxy and Heresy in the Ecclesiastical Historians
  • Improvement and the Christian Empire
  • 2.
  • Controlling the Barbarians. The First Syrian Hagiographic Collection
  • pt. I
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Self-control and Philosophy amongst the Barbarians
  • Founders of Syrian Asceticism
  • pt. II
  • Perceptive Hagiographer
  • Spiritual Wild West?
  • Messalians
  • Hagiography in Alternative Traditions: Rejection and Appropriation
  • Conclusions
  • 3.
  • Theories of Nations and the World of Late Antiquity
  • pt. I
  • Ethnies in Syria: Jews and Samaritans
  • Ethnies in Syria: Palmyra and Edessa
  • 4.
  • Edessa and beyond. The Reception of the Doctrina Addai in the Fifth and Sixth Centuries
  • pt. I
  • Abgar Legend
  • Religious Paradigm in the Doctrina Addai
  • Guardians of Orthodoxy: the Apostolic Mandate of the Bnay Hire
  • Life of Euphemia and the Goth: a Different View of Fifth-Century Edessa
  • pt. II
  • Roman Paideia
  • Development of the Myth: The Protonike Legend and Anti-Jewish Polemic
  • Acts of Mar Mari and the Oriental Missions
  • Cities of Nimrod and the `Land of Nod' in the Cave of Treasures
  • Ascetic Practice in the Cave of Treasures
  • Language and Race in the Cave of Treasures
  • Conclusions: Edessene history after the Arab Conquest
  • 5.
  • Julian Romance
  • pt. I
  • Summary
  • Fifth Century
  • Dating and Context
  • Themes of the Doctrina Addai: the Pagans and the Jews
  • pt. II
  • Beyond the Doctrina Addai: a Tapestry of Empires
  • Subversive Political Ideal?
  • Conclusions
  • 6.
  • Creating Boundaries in the Miaphysite Movement
  • pt. I
  • Context for Innovation: the Miaphysite Movement
  • pt. II
  • Structures of Miaphysitism
  • pt. II
  • Miaphysite Hagiography
  • Chosen Land: Geographical Polemic in John of Ephesus
  • Ascetic Custom in Mesopotamia
  • pt. III
  • Contradictions of Authority
  • Self-control and Parrhesia: Miaphysite Kaiserkritik
  • Empire in Disarray
  • Conclusions
  • Edessa and her Neighbours
  • 7.
  • Miaphysite Commonwealth
  • pt. I
  • Miaphysite Missions
  • pt. II
  • Martyrs of Najran: Varieties of the Christian Commonwealth
  • State Actors: Caleb and Justin in Himyar
  • Martyrs of Najran: The Earliest Reports
  • Memories of Martyrdom and Mission in John of Ephesus
  • pt. III
  • Cultures and Ethnies
  • Civilising the Arabs: Christianity and Diplomacy
  • Keeping the Arabs in check: Bostra and Rusafa
  • Ghassanids: Military Opportunism and Religious Independence
  • Phylarchs and the Church: Palestine and Sinai
  • Phylarchs and the Church: Jafnid Patronage and Leadership
  • Fall of Mundhir in John of Ephesus
  • Conclusions
  • pt. III
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 295 p.
Isbn
9780199588497
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u2187448-01umb_inst
  • 2311761
  • (Sirsi) i9780199588497
  • (OCoLC)718544366
Label
'We have no king but Christ' : Christian political thought in greater Syria on the eve of the Arab conquest (c.400-585), Philip Wood
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [267]-289) and index
Contents
  • Summary of Argument
  • Cultural Independence in Syria and Edessa
  • Sixth Century: Syria, Mesopotamia and the Miaphysite Movement
  • 1.
  • Classification in a Christian Empire
  • Orthodoxy and Heresy in the Ecclesiastical Historians
  • Improvement and the Christian Empire
  • 2.
  • Controlling the Barbarians. The First Syrian Hagiographic Collection
  • pt. I
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Self-control and Philosophy amongst the Barbarians
  • Founders of Syrian Asceticism
  • pt. II
  • Perceptive Hagiographer
  • Spiritual Wild West?
  • Messalians
  • Hagiography in Alternative Traditions: Rejection and Appropriation
  • Conclusions
  • 3.
  • Theories of Nations and the World of Late Antiquity
  • pt. I
  • Ethnies in Syria: Jews and Samaritans
  • Ethnies in Syria: Palmyra and Edessa
  • 4.
  • Edessa and beyond. The Reception of the Doctrina Addai in the Fifth and Sixth Centuries
  • pt. I
  • Abgar Legend
  • Religious Paradigm in the Doctrina Addai
  • Guardians of Orthodoxy: the Apostolic Mandate of the Bnay Hire
  • Life of Euphemia and the Goth: a Different View of Fifth-Century Edessa
  • pt. II
  • Roman Paideia
  • Development of the Myth: The Protonike Legend and Anti-Jewish Polemic
  • Acts of Mar Mari and the Oriental Missions
  • Cities of Nimrod and the `Land of Nod' in the Cave of Treasures
  • Ascetic Practice in the Cave of Treasures
  • Language and Race in the Cave of Treasures
  • Conclusions: Edessene history after the Arab Conquest
  • 5.
  • Julian Romance
  • pt. I
  • Summary
  • Fifth Century
  • Dating and Context
  • Themes of the Doctrina Addai: the Pagans and the Jews
  • pt. II
  • Beyond the Doctrina Addai: a Tapestry of Empires
  • Subversive Political Ideal?
  • Conclusions
  • 6.
  • Creating Boundaries in the Miaphysite Movement
  • pt. I
  • Context for Innovation: the Miaphysite Movement
  • pt. II
  • Structures of Miaphysitism
  • pt. II
  • Miaphysite Hagiography
  • Chosen Land: Geographical Polemic in John of Ephesus
  • Ascetic Custom in Mesopotamia
  • pt. III
  • Contradictions of Authority
  • Self-control and Parrhesia: Miaphysite Kaiserkritik
  • Empire in Disarray
  • Conclusions
  • Edessa and her Neighbours
  • 7.
  • Miaphysite Commonwealth
  • pt. I
  • Miaphysite Missions
  • pt. II
  • Martyrs of Najran: Varieties of the Christian Commonwealth
  • State Actors: Caleb and Justin in Himyar
  • Martyrs of Najran: The Earliest Reports
  • Memories of Martyrdom and Mission in John of Ephesus
  • pt. III
  • Cultures and Ethnies
  • Civilising the Arabs: Christianity and Diplomacy
  • Keeping the Arabs in check: Bostra and Rusafa
  • Ghassanids: Military Opportunism and Religious Independence
  • Phylarchs and the Church: Palestine and Sinai
  • Phylarchs and the Church: Jafnid Patronage and Leadership
  • Fall of Mundhir in John of Ephesus
  • Conclusions
  • pt. III
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 295 p.
Isbn
9780199588497
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u2187448-01umb_inst
  • 2311761
  • (Sirsi) i9780199588497
  • (OCoLC)718544366

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