Death and the afterlife in Byzantium the fate of the soul in theology, liturgy, and art

For all their reputed and professed preoccupation with the afterlife, the Byzantines had no systematic conception of the fate of the soul between death and the Last Judgement. Death and the Afterlife in Byzantium marries for the first time liturgical, theological, literary, and material evidence to...

Full description

Main Author: Marinis, Vasileios
Format: eBook
Published: New York Cambridge University Press 2017
Online Access:
Collection: Cambridge Books Online - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Jewish and Christian apocrypha
  • The diversity of the afterlife in late antiquity
  • Continuity, systematization, and encyclopedism in the middle Byzantine period
  • Visualizing the afterlife
  • Late Byzantium and the encounter with the west
  • Liturgies
  • The afterlife of the soul in liturgical services
  • Helping and remembering the soul: liturgical commemorations and prayers
  • Two exceptional services
  • The text and translation of the Kanon Eis Psychorragounta