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Nicholas I, Patriarch of Constantinople: Miscellaneous Writings

Nicholas I, Patriarch of Constantinople; L. G. Westerink

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Byzantine Studies, Byzantine History

Next to Photius and Michael Cerularius, Nicholas I is probably the most prominent of the patriarchs of Constantinople. Besides a few stray letters not preserved by the regular manuscript tradition, Miscellaneous Writings include: eight patriarchal documents, among which the Tome of Union of 920; a brief but impressive sermon on the capture of Thessalonica in 904; extracts from a pamphlet on the famous controversy around Leo VI's fourth marriage; finally, five hymns, of which, however, only three are attested as written by the Patriarch, while the remaining two should more probably be assigned to a namesake.

 

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