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1st Edition

Hagiography in Byzantium: Literature, Social History and Cult

ISBN 9781409430162
Published August 27, 2011 by Routledge
376 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface; New developments in hagiography: the rediscovery of Byzantine hagiography; Part A Late Antiquity: Living in a city and living in a scetis: the dream of Eustathios the Banker (BHG Nov. Auct. 1317d); A day and ten months in the life of a lonely bachelor: the other Byzantium in Miracula S. Artemii 18 and 22; De debito bis soluto: an edifying story on the administered oath (BHG Novum Auctarium 1317n); Two Gregories and three genres: autobiography, autohagiography and hagiography. Part B The Age of Iconoclasm and Post-Iconoclasm: John of Sardis and the metaphrasis of the Passio of St. Nikephoros the Martyr (BHG 1334); Le panégyrique de S. Théophane le Confesseur par S. Théodore Stoudite (BHG 1792b). édition critique du texte intégral; The Byzantine hagiographer and his audience in the 9th and 10th centuries; Hagiographica varia (9th-10th c.); The function of the Holy Man in Asia Minor in the Middle Byzantine period; Establishing a holy lineage: Theodore the Stoudite's funerary catechism for his mother; Le miracle et les saints durant et après le second iconoclasme; Medieval Thessalonike and the Miracles of its saints: big and small demands made on exclusive rights (9th-12th centuries); D'Orient en Occident mais étranger aux deux mondes: messages et renseignements tirés de la Vie de Saint Nicolas le Pèlerin (BHL 6223); Le monastère de la Source à Constantinople et ses deux recueils de miracles: entre hagiographie et patriographie. Part C Late Byzantium: Late Byzantine collections of miracles and their implications; Addenda et corrigenda; Indexes.

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Stephanos Efthymiadis is a professor at the Open University of Cyprus