• Dan CHIȚOIU Al.I. Cuza University of Iasi Romanian Academy-Iași Branch


Presuppositions, Cultural Model, Eastern-Christianity, Body, Soul


When discussing today about what we call `Byzantine cultural model` we encounter some difficulties in its characterization, arising from the insufficient understanding the resorts which animated it. There are a number of decisive `themes`, often implicitly present, that influenced the thinking and life of the Byzantines, regardless of age. We can call them `assumptions`: their identification can be revealing in tracing the coordinates of a model that is decisive for the identity of the Eastern European areal of today. And their knowledge allows a more adequate understanding of what is called `Reality` in this tradition: a notion with much more complex signification than today`s usage.


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