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By Nikolaos A. Chrissidis

ISBN-10: 0875807291

ISBN-13: 9780875807294

The first officially geared up academic establishment in Russia was once proven in 1685 by way of Greek hieromonks, Ioannikios and Sophronios Leichoudes. Like a lot of their Greek contemporaries within the 17th century, the brothers obtained a part of their education in faculties of post-Renaissance Italy lower than an exact replica of the Jesuit curriculum. once they created a college in Moscow, often called the Slavo-Greco-Latin Academy, they emulated the structural features, pedagogical equipment, and software of reports of Jesuit prototypes.

In this unique paintings, Nikolaos A. Chrissidis analyzes the academy’s influence on Russian academic perform and situates it within the contexts of Russian-Greek cultural family members and elevated touch among Russia and Western Europe within the 17th century. Chrissidis demonstrates that Greek educational and cultural impacts on Russia within the moment half the 17th century have been Western in personality, even though Orthodox in doctrinal phrases. He additionally indicates that Russian and Greek academic corporations have been a part of the bigger ecu trend of Jesuit educational actions that impacted Roman Catholic and japanese Orthodox academic institutions and curricular choices.

An Academy on the court docket of the Tsars is the 1st learn of the Slavo-Greco-Latin Academy in English and the single one in accordance with basic assets in Russian, Church Slavonic, Greek, and Latin. it's going to curiosity students and scholars of early smooth Russian and Greek heritage, of early sleek eu highbrow heritage and the background of technology, of Jesuit schooling, and of japanese Orthodox historical past and culture.

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