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Corpus Christianorum
H. Eterianus
De sancto et immortali Deo, Compendiosa Expositio, Fragmenta Graeca

P. Podolak, A. Zago (eds.)
CII+398 p., 9 b/w tables, 155 x 245 mm, 2020
ISBN: 978-2-503-58641-0
Languages: Latin, Italian
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An Italian theologian in 12th_century Byzantium and its theological disputes against the Greek church.

Despite his importance both as a historical figure in twelfth-century Constantinople and as a theologian, Hugh Eterianus and his output have remained almost unknown and his works never properly edited. In the wake of Antoine Dondaine’s seminal contributions, Pietro Podolak and Anna Zago have now produced a new critical edition of Hugh’s main treatise, De sancto et immortali Deo, based on a complete and systematic analysis of the manuscript tradition. The edition also includes four epistles transmitted with the treatise, and the editio princeps of the so called Compendiosa expositio, an anonymous commentary on Hugh’s work written by a contemporary. In an appendix, readers will also find the collection of the few extant fragments of the Greek version of the main treatise.

Hugh Eterianus (1110/1120-1182) was one of the most influential theologians of the 12th century. He was born in Pisa and then moved to Byzantium, where he worked at the court of Manuel Comnenus. He was greatly appreciated for his deep knowledge of both Latin and Greek as well as for his expertise in theology and doctrinal controversies.
He wrote many learned works on the relationship between Eastern and Western churches. His main oeuvre is De sancto et immortali Deo, composed around 1176-1177, at the culminating point of the Filioque controversy. In this treatise, Hugh supported the Latin side, arguing in favour the procession of the Holy Spirit from the Father and the Son.

Pietro Podolak, Ph.D. (2006) was a Humboldt-Stipendiat (Würzburg) and research fellow in different research institutes (SISMEL, Firenze; Warwick University, UK; University of Pisa). He is currently invited professor at the Istituto Patristico "Augustinianum", Rome. His research activity was focused from the very beginning on text transmission and the ecdotics of late antique, medieval and renaissance philosophical and theological texts (Tertullian, Ps. Dionysius the Areopagite, Ficinus and the Platonic tradition). Preceding the present edition, he has published several papers on Hugh Eterianus.

Anna Zago, Ph.D. (2015) is a junior lecturer at the University of Pisa. Her research focuses on the transmission and the ecdotics of late-antique and medieval texts, with particular concentration on grammatical and exegetical works. She has published critical editions of Latin grammatical treatises (Servius, Pompeius) as well as papers on ancient linguistics. Together with Pietro Podolak, she has also produced the first critical edition of another work by Hugh Eterianus, De minoritate ac equalitate filii hominis ad Deum Patrem.

Series Branch:
Corpus Christianorum
Corpus Christianorum Medieval Latin Series
Corpus Christianorum Continuatio Mediaevalis
Interest Classification:
Religion (including History of Religion) & Theology
Christian Theology & Theologians
Scholastic (c. 1200-1500)
Classics, Ancient History, Oriental Studies
Latin literature
Medieval Latin literature

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