Mount Athos: Renewal in Paradise

Mount Athos: Renewal in Paradise

by Graham Speake
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0300103239

ISBN-13: 9780300103236

Pub. Date: 09/27/2004

Publisher: Yale University Press

Mount Athos, a spectacularly beautiful rocky peninsula on the coast of Greece, has been a monastic preserve since the ninth century. This richly illustrated book tells the entire story of Athos, the Holy Mountain, from the first anchorite monks who lived in caves and huts through centuries of political and religious controversy to the thriving monastic communities

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Mount Athos, a spectacularly beautiful rocky peninsula on the coast of Greece, has been a monastic preserve since the ninth century. This richly illustrated book tells the entire story of Athos, the Holy Mountain, from the first anchorite monks who lived in caves and huts through centuries of political and religious controversy to the thriving monastic communities of today.
“Superb photographs, fascinating. Travelers and pilgrims alike, as well as those who prefer to stay at home, will relish this tour of Athos’s history, its relics and treasures, and, in part, its consciousness.”—Literary Review
“An all-embracing panorama of the nature and detailed history of Athos.”—Anglo-Hellenic Review
“This beautifully produced book contains everything the layman could wish to know about Athos. It is more, much more, than a mere travel book, though it would be a useful addition to the Orthodox pilgrim’s knapsack.”—The Tablet

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300103236
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
09/27/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
Acknowledgementsviii
Introduction1
1.Athos BC9
2.The Garden of the Mother of God17
3.Byzantine Athos37
4.Palaiologan Athos71
5.Ottoman Athos113
6.Twentieth-Century Athos157
7.Athos Today: For the Monk195
8.Athos Today: For the Pilgrim233
Epilogue265
Notes268
Select Bibliography279
Glossary283
Index285
Photographic Acknowledgements295

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