H. Delehaye's work on Greek hagiography remains fundamental and a collection of his research on the Byzantine sources has long been called for. This volume assembles his articles on the Metaphrastes' compilation brought up to date by Fr. Halkin with a bibliographical addendum, and the first publication of the foundation typica of two important monasteries in Constantinople - a mine of religious and prosographical information on the city and its upper classes in the Paleologan period.
Contents: Avant-propos; Le synaxaire de Sirmond; Un synaxaire italio-grec; Les ménologues grecs; Synopsis metaphrastica; Un fragment de ménologe trouvé Ã Jérusalem; Deux typica de l’époque des Paléologues; Notes at index.
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