Contacts: Failure and Achievement 1258–1453

J. M. Hussey

in The Orthodox Church in the Byzantine Empire

Published in print August 1990 | ISBN: 9780198264569
Published online April 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780191601170 | DOI:

Series: Oxford History of the Christian Church

 Contacts: Failure and Achievement 1258–1453

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Covers the period 1258–1453, and various complex issues and history of the Orthodox Church are addressed following the re‐establishment of certain parts of the Byzantine Empire and the demise of the Latin Empire. The different sections of the chapter are: Michael VIII Palaeologus and the papacy: Byzantine doubts concerning union [of Byzantine (Greek) and Roman (Latin) Churches] 1258–74; Michael VIII and the council of Lyons (1274); Byzantine reaction to the union 1274–82; Andronicus II and Andronicus III: internal problems: Josephites and Arsenites: repudiation of the union; Patriarch Athanasius I and his immediate successors; Renewed contacts with the West under Emperors Andronicus II and Andronicus III; Palamite problems; Emperors John V Palaeologus and John VI Cantacuzenus: Constantinople and the West; Emperor Manuel II: the council of Ferrara–Florence and after; and The authority of the Byzantine Church in the later Middle Ages (c. 1334–1453).

Keywords: Arsenites; Byzantium; council of Ferrara–Florence; council of Lyons; Emperor Andronicus II; Emperor Andronicus III; Emperor John V Palaeologus; Emperor John VI Cantacuzenus; Emperor Manuel II; Josephites; Latin Empire; mediaeval history; Michael VIII Palaeologus; Orthodox Church; Palamites; Patriarch Andronicus II; Patriarch Andronicus III; Patriarch Athanasius I

Chapter.  30782 words. 

Subjects: History of Christianity

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