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The Monks and Monasteries of Constantinople, <I>ca</I>. 350–850


  • Page extent: 566 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 1 kg
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 (ISBN-13: 9780521848213)

  • Also available in Paperback
  • Published March 2008

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$149.99 (C)

A complete 2008 history of the growth and development of monasticism in Constantinople from 350 to 850. It documents the social, political, cultural, economic and institutional history of the city's monks and nuns based on a wide variety of historical sources.


Introduction; Part I. Poverty, Politics and Patronage (ca. 300–565): 1. Developing trends in early Byzantine monasticism, ca. 300–565; 2. The founding generations of monks in Constantinople, ca. 350–430; 3. Conflict and confidence, ca. 430–518; 4. Compromise and its rewards in the age of Justinian and Theodora, 518–565; Part II. Stability and Loss (565–ca. 730): 5. Useful partners in the late antique city, 565–ca. 610; 6. Lost in adversity, ca. 610– 730; Part III. Noble Monks and New Causes (ca. 730–850): 7. The monastic social context: numbers, families, friendship and fraternities; 8. The great expansion of monastic institutions; 9. Monks in the world; 10. Monks and culture; Conclusion; Appendix 1. A master list of the monasteries of Constantinople (ca. 350–850); Appendix 2. A catalogue of iconodule bishops and metropolitans (815–843); Appendix 3. A catalogue of iconodule abbots, abbesses and important monks and nuns (815–843); Appendix 4. A select list of monastic authors working in Constantinople (ca. 730–850); Appendix 5. Maps.

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