Hagiography in Byzantium: Literature, Social History and Cult

1st Edition

Stephanos Efthymiadis

Routledge
Published August 28, 2011
Reference - 374 Pages
ISBN 9781409430162 - CAT# Y240201
Series: Variorum Collected Studies

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Summary

Involving a vast number of texts, saintly heroes and authors, Byzantine hagiography stands out as a field of scholarly research highly rewarding for both the philologist and the historian. The studies reproduced in this volume cover a chronological range from late antiquity to the Paleologan era. They bring together annotated editions of specific texts and discussions of their contexts, complemented by comprehensive surveys of saintly and monastic cult. Having appeared over the last twenty years, they also illustrate and reflect upon the significant development and re-orientation which has marked the study of hagiography in recent decades.

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