Pieniądz w "Historia religiosa" autorstwa Teodoreta z Cyru

Ireneusz Milewski


The paper analyses the reports regarding money, which appear in the "Historia religiosa" writen by Theodoret of Cyrus. Historia religiosa, on the one hand, presents the life of the Syrian monks, and the other hand depicts the realities of everyday life of the inhabitants of the collapsed provinces of the Roman East at the turn of the fourth and fifth century. On this occasion, we also find in Historia religiosa numerous references to the role of money in everyday life. In the work of Theodoret money appears in several contexts: as an important element of trade on the market, as taxes, as a ransom paid for releasing captives but also as a money in welfare activities (amounts of money donated to charity). Unfortunately, in Historia religiosa, we didn’t found any information about the prices and wages. The analyzed reports, despite a certain lack of precision, are a valuable sources of knowledge. They depicts everyday life in eastern provinces, "stories" unknown to the "great history", allowing for a reconstruction of social and economic history of the later Roman Empire.
Author Ireneusz Milewski (FH / IH)
Ireneusz Milewski,,
- Institute of History
Other language title versionsMoney in "Historia religiosa" by Theodoret of Cyrus
Journal seriesVox Patrum, ISSN 0860-9411, (B 11 pkt)
Issue year2018
Publication size in sheets0.8
Keywords in Polishantyczne chrześcijaństwo, gospodarka późnego Cesarstwa Rzymskiego, wczesne Bizancjum, Teodoret z Cyru, hagiografia bizantyńska
Keywords in Englishancient Christianity, economy of the Later Roman Empire, early Byzantium, Theodoret of Cyrus, byzantine hagiography
Languagepl polski
Score (nominal)11
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 11.0, 28-01-2020, ArticleFromJournal
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