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The Fortresses of Thrace and Dacia in the Early Byzantine Period

V. DINCHEV

in The Transition to Late Antiquity, on the Danube and Beyond

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264027
eISBN:
9780191734908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264027.003.0019
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

During the early Byzantine period (395–610), a large number of non-urban sites, recorded in ancient sources, are known to have existed in the dioceses of Thrace and Dacia. Contemporary sources ... More


The Fort of Iatrus in Moesia Secunda: Observations on the Late Roman Defensive System on the Lower Danube (Fourth–Sixth Centuries ad)

GERDA VON BÜLOW

in The Transition to Late Antiquity, on the Danube and Beyond

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264027
eISBN:
9780191734908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264027.003.0018
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The seven years of excavation on Dichin (Bulgaria) have made a significant contribution to our understanding of the fifth century AD, a period that is still regarded as a ‘dark age’. The fort of ... More


Conclusion

JOHN BINNS

in Ascetics and Ambassadors of Christ: The Monasteries of Palestine 314-631

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269342
eISBN:
9780191683626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269342.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This concluding chapter sums up the key findings on the history of Palestinian monasticism during the period from 314 to 631. The history of the monasteries of the Judean desert began in 314. ... More


Caričin Grad and the Changes in the Nature of Urbanism in the Central Balkans in the Sixth Century

B. BAVANT

in The Transition to Late Antiquity, on the Danube and Beyond

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264027
eISBN:
9780191734908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264027.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Caričin Grad (Justiniana Prima) is an ideal site for studying urbanism in the early Byzantine period. Amongst the numerous early Byzantine sites in the central Balkans, Caričin Grad is one of the ... More


Nature and Idolatry

Henry Maguire

in Nectar and Illusion: Nature in Byzantine Art and Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199766604
eISBN:
9780199950386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766604.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

In this chapter the role of the iconoclastic controversy as a watershed between the early Byzantine and the medieval Byzantine period is explored. During the iconoclastic crisis, both the supporters ... More


Imagining Rome in Medieval Constantinople: Memory, Politics and the Past in the Middle Byzantine Period

Dimitris Krallis

in How the Past was Used: Historical cultures, c. 750-2000

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780197266120
eISBN:
9780191860010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266120.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter suggests that interest in the Roman past during the middle Byzantine period was not evidence of idle antiquarianism but rather a meaningful ingredient in the creation of the Byzantines’ ... More


The City of Scythopolis

JOHN BINNS

in Ascetics and Ambassadors of Christ: The Monasteries of Palestine 314-631

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269342
eISBN:
9780191683626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269342.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines monastic history of Scythopolis, the capital of the province of Palestine II during the Byzantine period. In this city, monasticism had penetrated into the fabric of society and ... More


Jerusalem: Resurrection of a City

JOHN BINNS

in Ascetics and Ambassadors of Christ: The Monasteries of Palestine 314-631

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269342
eISBN:
9780191683626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269342.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines the role of Jerusalem in the growth of monastic life and culture in Palestine during the Byzantine period. It suggests that the areas between the Judean hills and the Dead Sea ... More


Building Memory: The Role of Sacred Structures in Sphakia and Crete 1

Lucia Nixon

in Historical and Religious Memory in the Ancient World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199572069
eISBN:
9780191738739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572069.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Sacred structures incorporate several functions and meanings, and these can relate to memory on various scales and levels. This chapter looks at sacred structures in Sphakia, SW Crete, with reference ... More


Fellow Workers with God

JOHN BINNS

in Ascetics and Ambassadors of Christ: The Monasteries of Palestine 314-631

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269342
eISBN:
9780191683626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269342.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines the role of miracle stories in the religious history of Palestinian monasticism during the Byzantine period. Miracle stories show in graphic and pictorial language the nature of ... More


Ascetics and Ambassadors of Christ

JOHN BINNS

in Ascetics and Ambassadors of Christ: The Monasteries of Palestine 314-631

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269342
eISBN:
9780191683626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269342.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines the history of ascetics and ambassadors of Christ in Palestine during the Byzantine period. The self-imposed exile of Bishop Narcissus of Jerusalem in the desert is often ... More


The Social Practice of Brother-Making in Byzantium

Claudia Rapp

in Brother-Making in Late Antiquity and Byzantium: Monks, Laymen, and Christian Ritual

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780195389333
eISBN:
9780199396795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389333.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Adelphopoiesis retained its original value within monastic communities, while its application expanded in middle and high society. From the seventh century, extramural brother-making allowed monks ... More


Ascetics and Ambassadors of Christ: The Monasteries of Palestine 314-631

John Binns

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269342
eISBN:
9780191683626
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269342.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The monasteries of the Jerusalem desert were famous throughout the Byzantine Christian world. Yet whilst much has been written about their counterparts in Egypt and Syria, this book is the first to ... More


The Other Sources

JOHN BINNS

in Ascetics and Ambassadors of Christ: The Monasteries of Palestine 314-631

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269342
eISBN:
9780191683626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269342.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter discusses other sources of information on monastic life in Palestine during the Byzantine period. It considers the lives of four saints including Theognius, Theodosius, Chariton, and ... More


Gender Construction as Acculturation

in The Perfect Servant: Eunuchs and the Social Construction of Gender in Byzantium

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226720159
eISBN:
9780226720166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226720166.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter discusses acculturation of eunuchs during the Byzantine period. Byzantine culture and society constructed a collective identity for its eunuchs, the result of which was something that ... More


Monastic Culture

JOHN BINNS

in Ascetics and Ambassadors of Christ: The Monasteries of Palestine 314-631

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269342
eISBN:
9780191683626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269342.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines the monastic culture in Palestine during the Byzantine period using Cyril of Scythopolis' The Lives of the Monks of Palestine as a reference. It provides an in-depth analysis of ... More


At Empire's Edge: Exploring Rome`s Egyptian Frontier

Robert B. Jackson

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088564
eISBN:
9780300129519
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088564.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This book examines the history of the most important sites that constitute Rome's Egyptian frontier, and provides a summary of what is currently known or theorized about the Roman occupation of these ... More


Natural and Supernatural Revelation in Early Irish and Greek Monastic Thought: A Comparative Approach

Chrysostomos Koutloumousianos

in Toward an Ecology of Transfiguration: Orthodox Christian Perspectives on Environment, Nature, and Creation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251445
eISBN:
9780823252909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251445.003.0029
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

A number of similarities have been found between Irish and Eastern Christianity in the field of theology and spiritual life, with monasticism being the meeting point of these physically distant ... More


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