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Arentzen, Thomas
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Arentzen, T. (2020). Conversing with Clothes: Germanos and Mary’s Belt. In: Georgia Frank, Susan Holman & Andrew Jacobs (Ed.), The Garb of Being: Embodiment and Other Pursuits of Holiness in Late Ancient Christianity (pp. 57-78). New York: Fordham University Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Conversing with Clothes: Germanos and Mary’s Belt
2020 (English)In: The Garb of Being: Embodiment and Other Pursuits of Holiness in Late Ancient Christianity / [ed] Georgia Frank, Susan Holman & Andrew Jacobs, New York: Fordham University Press, 2020, p. 57-78Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Fordham University Press, 2020
Keywords
Relics; clothes; Virgin Mary; Germanos I of Constantinople
National Category
Humanities and the Arts
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-389966 (URN)9780823287024 (ISBN)9780823287031 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-08-01 Created: 2019-10-03 Last updated: 2019-10-30
Arentzen, T. (2019). Holy Arousal. Public Orthodoxy blog: Orthodox Christian Studies Center of Fordham University
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2019 (English)Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, pages
Public Orthodoxy blog: Orthodox Christian Studies Center of Fordham University, 2019
Keywords
erotics; Byzantine hymns
National Category
Humanities and the Arts
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-396190 (URN)
Available from: 2019-10-30 Created: 2019-10-30 Last updated: 2019-10-30
Arentzen, T. & Cunningham, M. B. (2019). Introduction. In: Thomas Arentzen & Mary B. Cunningham (Ed.), The Reception of the Virgin in Byzantium: Marian Narratives in Texts and Images (pp. 1-13). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
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2019 (English)In: The Reception of the Virgin in Byzantium: Marian Narratives in Texts and Images / [ed] Thomas Arentzen & Mary B. Cunningham, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019, p. 1-13Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019
National Category
Humanities and the Arts
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-389972 (URN)9781108476287 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-08-01 Created: 2019-08-01 Last updated: 2019-08-01
Arentzen, T. (2019). Mary Retold. Ancient Jew Review
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2019 (English)In: Ancient Jew ReviewArticle in journal (Other academic) Published
National Category
Humanities and the Arts
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-389911 (URN)
Available from: 2019-07-31 Created: 2019-07-31 Last updated: 2019-07-31
Münz-Manor, O. (2019). Soundscapes of Salvation: Resounding Refrains in Jewish and Christian Liturgical Poems. Studies in Late Antiquity, 3(1), 36-55
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2019 (English)In: Studies in Late Antiquity, ISSN 2470-2048, Vol. 3, no 1, p. 36-55Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We do not know how hymns in Late Antiquity sounded. We do know that refrains became an important aspect of hymnody in the period, not only among Christians in the capital accustomed to acclamations, but also among Hebrew-speaking Jews and Syriac-speaking Christians further east. This article investigates ways that the refrains contributed to shaping soundscapes or sonic space. The article constitutes a study of three of the era's most outstanding liturgical poets: Yose ben Yose and Yannai who wrote piyyutim in Hebrew and Romanos the Melodist who wrote kontakia in Greek. Refrains should ring loudly, and all three poets show a distinct awareness of the refrain's ability to shape the performative space. Throughout the song, the refrain would return repeatedly as an echo and saturate the room with loud voices. The hymnographers used this feature semantically, to dye the soundscapes with highly charged or pregnant notions, so that eventually the singing of the songs themselves gave way to the experience of community and deliverance. Conducted by poets, voices gathered to create soundscapes of salvation.

National Category
Humanities and the Arts
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-389973 (URN)10.1525/sla.2019.3.1.36 (DOI)
Available from: 2019-08-01 Created: 2019-08-01 Last updated: 2019-08-01
Arentzen, T. (2019). The Dialogue of Annunciation: Germanos of Constantinople versus Romanos the Melode. In: Thomas Arentzen & Mary B. Cunningham (Ed.), The Reception of the Virgin in Byzantium: Marian Narratives in Texts and Images (pp. 151-169). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Dialogue of Annunciation: Germanos of Constantinople versus Romanos the Melode
2019 (English)In: The Reception of the Virgin in Byzantium: Marian Narratives in Texts and Images / [ed] Thomas Arentzen & Mary B. Cunningham, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019, p. 151-169Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019
National Category
Humanities and the Arts
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-389971 (URN)9781108476287 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-08-01 Created: 2019-08-01 Last updated: 2019-08-01
Arentzen, T. & Cunningham, M. B. (Eds.). (2019). The Reception of the Virgin in Byzantium: Marian Narratives in Texts and Images. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Reception of the Virgin in Byzantium: Marian Narratives in Texts and Images
2019 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This book explores how the Virgin Mary's life is told in hymns, sermons, icons, art, and other media in the Byzantine Empire before AD 1204. A group of international specialists examines material and textual evidence from both Byzantine and Muslim-ruled territories that was intended for a variety of settings and audiences and seeks to explain why Byzantine artisans and writers chose to tell stories about Mary, the Mother of God, in such different ways. Sometimes the variation reflected the theological or narrative purposes of story-tellers; sometimes it expressed their personal spiritual preoccupations. Above all, the variety of aspects that this holy figure assumed in Byzantium reveals her paradoxical theological position as meeting-place and mediator between the divine and created realms. Narrative, whether 'historical', theological, or purely literary, thus played a fundamental role in the development of the Marian cult from Late Antiquity onward.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019
National Category
Humanities and the Arts
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-389964 (URN)1108476287 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-08-01 Created: 2019-08-01 Last updated: 2019-08-01
Arentzen, T. (2018). De ortodokse kirkene: østlige tradisjonsbærere. In: Ola Tjørhom (Ed.), Kirkesamfunn i Norge: Innføring i kirkekunnskap (pp. 125-150). Oslo: Cappelen Damm Akademisk
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2018 (Norwegian)In: Kirkesamfunn i Norge: Innføring i kirkekunnskap / [ed] Ola Tjørhom, Oslo: Cappelen Damm Akademisk, 2018, p. 125-150Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oslo: Cappelen Damm Akademisk, 2018
National Category
Humanities and the Arts
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-389975 (URN)9788202594756 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-08-01 Created: 2019-08-01 Last updated: 2019-08-01
Arentzen, T. (2018). Inn mot kjødets nullpunkt: Den groteske døden i bysantinske hymner. Hymnologi, 1-2, 33-40
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Inn mot kjødets nullpunkt: Den groteske døden i bysantinske hymner
2018 (Norwegian)In: Hymnologi, ISSN 1901-5976, Vol. 1-2, p. 33-40Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
Humanities and the Arts
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-389974 (URN)
Available from: 2019-08-01 Created: 2019-08-01 Last updated: 2019-08-01
Arentzen, T. (2018). [review of] Adam J. Goldwyn, Byzantine Ecocriticism [Review]. Scandinavian Journal of Byzantine and modern Greek studies, 4, 184-186
Open this publication in new window or tab >>[review of] Adam J. Goldwyn, Byzantine Ecocriticism
2018 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Byzantine and modern Greek studies, ISSN 2002-0007, Vol. 4, p. 184-186Article, book review (Other academic) Published
National Category
Humanities and the Arts
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-396263 (URN)
Available from: 2019-11-01 Created: 2019-11-01 Last updated: 2019-11-01
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