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An Academy at the Court of the Tsars
Greek Scholars and Jesuit Education in Early Modern Russia
Nikolaos A. Chrissidis
"Chrissidis should be commended for preparing an approachable text for an audience beyond Russian studies that investigates knowledge networks and the reception of new scientific philosophies in Russia." —Journal of Early Modern History
"In addition to its very important contribution to the history of education in Russia, this book is a testament to the genius of Jesuit pedagogical principles and their adaptability to a variety of social and religious contexts." —The Russian Review
“An important, original, and well-written work, with a major contribution to make. Chrissidis’s immersion in the sources, both archival and published, and his familiarity with the secondary literature are extraordinary.” —Valerie Kivelson, University of Michigan
The first formally organized educational institution in Russia was established in 1685 by two Greek hieromonks, Ioannikios and Sophronios Leichoudes. Like many of their Greek contemporaries in the seventeenth century, the brothers acquired part of their schooling in colleges of post-Renaissance Italy under a precise copy of the Jesuit curriculum. When they created a school in Moscow, known as the Slavo-Greco-Latin Academy, they emulated the structural characteristics, pedagogical methods, and programs of study of Jesuit prototypes.
December 2015 384 pp., 6x9
Nikolaos A. Chrissidis is professor of Russian history at Southern Connecticut State University. He is coeditor of Religion and Identity in Russia and the Soviet Union and has published articles and essays on Russian pilgrimage to the Holy Land, ritual drinking, tobacco smoking, and public penance.
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