The History of the Byzantine Empire

By Dr Dionysios Stathakopoulos, published 11th August 2015

The Use of Religious Images and Icons

This podcasts looks at the two periods in the history of the Byzantine Empire when the use of religious images or icons was opposed by religious and imperial authorities within the Eastern Church and the temporal imperial hierarchy.

1. Introduction
2. The beginning of the dispute
3. Constantine V the Iconoclast
4. Stability in the Empire
5. The Empress Irene & the Second Council of Nicaea
6. Leo V and the return of Iconoclasm
7. The triumph of Orthodoxy.
8. Conclusion.

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