Monks and Laymen in Byzantium, 843-1118 Hardback

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Monks and Laymen in Byzantium, 843-1118

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In Byzantium monks did not form a separate caste, apart from society. They were not only loyal to their own houses or monastic leaders, but also formed part of a nexus of social, economic and spiritual relationships which bound together the 'powerful' in the middle Byzantine state. Their monasticism, unlike the Western religious 'orders', displayed a highly individualistic streak. Using hagiography, chronicles and, in particular, the archives of the Athonite monasteries, this book reassesses the role of monks in Byzantine society and examines the reasons for the flowering of the monastic life in the period from the end of iconoclasm to the beginning of the twelfth century. The first study of its kind in English, it is aimed at anyone interested in either the Western or the Byzantine early medieval religious life.

Monks and Laymen in Byzantium, 843-1118 by Rosemary Morris was published by Cambridge University Press in October 1995. The ISBN for Monks and Laymen in Byzantium, 843-1118 is 9780521265584.

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Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherCambridge University Press (October 1995)
Number of Pages356
Thickness24 mm
Height228 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code1192183
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