The Resource Asceticism and society in crisis : John of Ephesus and the Lives of the Eastern saints, Susan Ashbrook Harvey., (electronic resource :)

Asceticism and society in crisis : John of Ephesus and the Lives of the Eastern saints, Susan Ashbrook Harvey., (electronic resource :)

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Asceticism and society in crisis : John of Ephesus and the Lives of the Eastern saints
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Asceticism and society in crisis
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John of Ephesus and the Lives of the Eastern saints
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Susan Ashbrook Harvey.
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eng
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John of Ephesus traveled throughout the sixth-century Byzantine world in his role as monk, missionary, writer and church leader. In his major work,The Lives of the Eastern Saints, he recorded 58 portraits of monks and nuns he had known, using the literary conventions of hagiography in a strikingly personal way. War, bubonic plague, famine, collective hysteria, and religious persecution were a part of daily life and the background against which asceticism developed an acute meaning for a beleaguered populace. Taking the work of John of Ephesus as her guide, Harvey explores the relationship between asceticism and society in the sixth-century Byzantine East. Concerned above all with the responsibility of the ascetic to lay society, John's writing narrates his experiences in the villages of the Syrian Orient, the deserts of Egypt, and the imperial city of Constantinople. Harvey's work contributes to a new understanding of the social world of the late antique Byzantine East, skillfully examining the character of ascetic practices, the traumatic separation of "Monophysite" churches, the fluctuating roles of women in Syriac Christianity, and the general contribution of hagiography to the study of history. Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: John, Bishop of Ephesus, ca, 507-586, Lives of the Eastern saints, Christian saints Cult History of doctrines Middle Ages, 600-1500, Christian saints Middle East Biography History and criticism, Jacobites (Syrian Christians) Biography, Asceticism History Early church, ca, 30-600, Monophysites Middle East History
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Harvey, Susan Ashbrook
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maps
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index present
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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
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The Transformation of the classical heritage
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18.
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  • John
  • Christian saints
  • Christian saints
  • Jacobites (Syrian Christians)
  • Asceticism
  • Christian hagiography
  • Monophysites
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Asceticism and society in crisis : John of Ephesus and the Lives of the Eastern saints, Susan Ashbrook Harvey., (electronic resource :)
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Based on the author's thesis
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [199]-218) and index
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black and white
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15 cm.
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other
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xvi, 226 p.
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electronic
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1 map
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Electronic reproduction.
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remote
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(OCoLC)56777878
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Asceticism and society in crisis : John of Ephesus and the Lives of the Eastern saints, Susan Ashbrook Harvey., (electronic resource :)
Publication
Note
Based on the author's thesis
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [199]-218) and index
Color
black and white
Dimensions
15 cm.
Dimensions
other
Extent
xvi, 226 p.
Form of item
electronic
Other physical details
1 map
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)56777878

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