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978-0-7391-1977-8 • Hardback • January 2007 • $120.00 • (£92.00)
978-0-7391-1978-5 • Paperback • January 2009 • $51.99 • (£40.00)
978-0-7391-3386-6 • eBook • January 2007 • $49.00 • (£38.00)
Andrew J. Ekonomou is lecturer in Byzantine history and literature at Emory University as well as a privately practicing lawyer.
Chapter 1 Rome and the East in the Time of Gregory the Great
Chapter 2 The Impact of the Barbarian Invasions of the East on Rome and the Papacy in the Early Seventh Century
Chapter 3 The Monothelite Controversy
Chapter 4 The Lateran Council of 649
Chapter 5 The Italian Expedition of Constans II: Prelude to the Eastern Popes, 649-678
Chapter 6 Rome and the Papacy From Agatho to Sergius I, 678-701
Chapter 7 Eastern Influences on Rome and the Papacy From Sergius to Zacaharias, 701-752
Chapter 8 Epilogue: Zacharias, Son of Polychronios: The Last of the Greek Popes
Ekonomou has penned an important scholarly work on the little studied and poorly documented political and religious history of Rome under Byzantine rule in the seventh and eighth centuries. . . . Recommended.
— Choice Reviews
There is a great deal to learn from this new take on an important phase in the history of the papacy.
— 2008; The Catholic Historical Review
A significant and serious work of scholarship....Ekonomou...amply and convincingly documents the often unexpected and even counterintuitive ways in which the Greek-speaking East influenced the West-Roman Church and papacy.
— 2008; Logos: Journal Of Eastern Christian Studies
Dr. Ekonomou's book is a nicely written monograph on a topic that cried desperately for attention in the course of the last century and more. Apart from shedding much more light on some crucial aspects of what is considered the darkest of the Dark Ages, this is a work that for the first time focuses on the Greek/Byzantine/Hellenic dimension of the Roman Papacy and thoroughly investigates the background to a number of Popes of Greek/Byzantine/Hellenic/Eastern origin that shaped the Roman Church. This is a book that will be greatly appreciated by anyone interested in the early Papacy, Rome and Byzantium. A great complement to books such as The Republic of St. Peter by T.F.X. Noble and the translated parts of the Liber Pontificalis.
— Alexander Alexakis, University of Ioannina
A learned, interesting, wide-ranging book that tackles an important subject that has long been controversial.
— Journal of Religion