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Holy Men of Mount Athos (Hardcover): Richard P. H Greenfield, Alice-Mary Talbot, Alexander Alexakis

Holy Men of Mount Athos (Hardcover)

Richard P. H Greenfield, Alice-Mary Talbot, Alexander Alexakis; Translated by Richard P. H Greenfield, Alice-Mary Talbot, Stamtina McGrath

Series: Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library, 40

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Often simply called the Holy Mountain, Mount Athos was the most famous center of Byzantine monasticism and remains the spiritual heart of the Orthodox Church today. This volume presents the Lives of Euthymios the Younger, Athanasios of Athos, Maximos the Hutburner, Niphon of Athos, and Philotheos. These five holy men lived on Mount Athos at different times from its early years as a monastic locale in the ninth century to the last decades of the Byzantine period in the early fifteenth century. All five were celebrated for asceticism, clairvoyance, and, in most cases, the ability to perform miracles; Euthymios and Athanasios were also famed as founders of monasteries. Holy Men of Mount Athos illuminates both the history and the varieties of monastic practice on Athos, individually by hermits as well as communally in large monasteries. The Lives also demonstrate the diversity of hagiographic composition and provide important glimpses of Byzantine social and political history. All the Lives in this volume are presented for the first time in English translation, together with authoritative editions of their Greek texts.

General

Imprint: Harvard University Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library, 40
Release date: April 2016
Editors: Richard P. H Greenfield • Alice-Mary Talbot • Alexander Alexakis
Translators: Richard P. H Greenfield • Alice-Mary Talbot • Stamtina McGrath
Dimensions: 203 x 133 x 28mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 740
ISBN-13: 978-0-674-08876-4
Languages: English
Subtitles: Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs
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Books > Humanities > History > European history
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Books > History > European history
Books > History > European history > General
Books > History > World history
Books > History > World history > 500 to 1500
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity
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Books > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Christian institutions & organizations > Christian communities & monasticism
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LSN: 0-674-08876-X
Barcode: 9780674088764

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