ISBN-10:
088402248X
ISBN-13:
9780884022480
Pub. Date:
01/01/1996
Publisher:
Harvard
Holy Women of Byzantium: Ten Saints' Lives in English Translation

Holy Women of Byzantium: Ten Saints' Lives in English Translation

by Alice-Mary TalbotAlice-Mary Talbot

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Overview

These ten holy women, whose vitae range from the tenth to the thirteenth centuries, represent a wide variety of Byzantine female saints. From nuns disguised as monks to desert harlots, these holy women exemplify some of the divergent paths to sanctification in Byzantium. These vitae are also notable for their details of Byzantine life, providing information on family life and household management, monastic routines, and even a smallpox epidemic.
Life of St. Mary/Marinos
Life of St. Matrona of Perge
Life of St. Mary of Egypt
Life of St. Theoktiste of Lesbos
Life of St. Elisabeth the Wonderworker
Life of St. Athanasia of Aegina
Life of St. Theodora of Thessalonike
Life of St. Mary the Younger
Life of St. Thomaïs of Lesbos
Life of St. Theodora of Arta

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780884022480
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 01/01/1996
Series: Dumbarton Oaks Byzantine Saints Lives , #1
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Alice-Mary Talbot is Director of Byzantine Studies Emerita, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection.

Table of Contents


General Introduction     vii
Acknowledgments     xvii
List of Abbreviations     xix
Nuns Disguised as Monks
Life of St. Mary/Marinos   Nicholas Constas     1
Life of St. Matrona of Perge   Jeffrey Featherstone   Cyril Mango     13
Female Solitaries
Life of St. Mary of Egypt   Maria Kouli     65
Life of St. Theoktiste of Lesbos   Angela C. Hero     95
Cenobitic Nuns
Life of St. Elisabeth the Wonderworker   Valerie Karras     117
Life of St. Athanasia of Aegina   Lee Francis Sherry     137
Life of St. Theodora of Thessalonike   Alice-Mary Talbot     159
Pious Housewives
Life of St. Mary the Younger   Angeliki E. Laiou     239
Life of St. Thomais of Lesbos   Paul Halsall     291
A Saintly Empress
Life of St. Theodora of Arta   Alice-Mary Talbot     323
Indices
Index of People and Places     335
General Index     346
Index of Notable Greek Words     352

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