Μορφές επικοινωνίας του κυπριακού μοναχισμού με την καθολική δύση: 17ος αι. (Journal article)

Τσιρπανλής, Ζαχαρίας Ν.


After 1570/1, the Cypriots' hopes of liberation from Turkish occupation were firmly pinned on the West. The prime movers in this collaboration with the Christian powers in Europe were members of the Orthodox Church of Cyprus. This article explains how and why the Cypriot clergy conducted their communication with the West. One of the basic incentives for a Cypriot monk to travel to Europe was his desire to attend a university or a university-level theological establishment (usually in Padua or Rome). A good education was a matter of patriotism, for it could be used to serve the enslaved homeland. A number of scholars '(notably Neofytos Rodinos, Athanassios the Orator, Ilarion Kigalas, and Kosmas Mavroudis) embraced pro-Catholic ideas or even became Uniats, in the hope that the Pope would do something to help liberate Cyprus. Other aspects of the Cyprus-Europe interface were apparent in the contribution of Cypriot monks to religious humanism (1600-70), as also in their tendency to travel or even to emigrate. Cypriot monks thus acquired a cosmopolitan outlook. A typical example was Kosmas Mavroudis, one of the most widely travelled Greeks of the seventeenth century. In the Appendix, a long letter of Mavroudis’ (from Leghorn, dated 24 November 1675) is published, with comments, for the first time. It concerns his travels and the spiritual and religious situation on Cyprus.
Institution and School/Department of submitter: Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων. Σχολή Φιλοσοφική. Τμήμα Ιστορίας και Αρχαιολογίας
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URI: http://olympias.lib.uoi.gr/jspui/handle/123456789/6173
Publisher: Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων. Σχολή Φιλοσοφική. Τμήμα Ιστορίας και Αρχαιολογίας
Appears in Collections:Τόμος 25 (1996)




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