An Academy at the Court of the Tsars: Greek Scholars and by Nikolaos A. Chrissidis

By Nikolaos A. Chrissidis

The first officially prepared academic establishment in Russia was once tested in 1685 by way of Greek hieromonks, Ioannikios and Sophronios Leichoudes. Like a lot of their Greek contemporaries within the 17th century, the brothers got a part of their education in schools of post-Renaissance Italy below an actual reproduction of the Jesuit curriculum. after they created a college in Moscow, referred to as the Slavo-Greco-Latin Academy, they emulated the structural features, pedagogical tools, and application of reviews of Jesuit prototypes.

In this unique paintings, Nikolaos A. Chrissidis analyzes the academy’s effect 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, although Orthodox in doctrinal phrases. He additionally indicates that Russian and Greek academic firms have been a part of the bigger ecu trend of Jesuit educational actions that impacted Roman Catholic and jap Orthodox academic institutions and curricular choices.

An Academy on the court docket of the Tsars is the 1st research of the Slavo-Greco-Latin Academy in English and the one one in response to fundamental resources in Russian, Church Slavonic, Greek, and Latin. it is going to curiosity students and scholars of early glossy Russian and Greek historical past, of early glossy ecu highbrow background and the heritage of technology, of Jesuit schooling, and of jap Orthodox historical past and culture.

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