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The mirage of the Saracen : Christians and nomads in the Sinai Peninsula in late antiquity

Author: Walter D Ward
Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, 2015. ©2015
Series: Transformation of the classical heritage, LIV.
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Mirage of the Saracen analyzes the growth of monasticism and Christian settlements in the Sinai Peninsula through the early seventh century C.E. Walter D. Ward examines the ways in which Christian monks justified occupying the Sinai through creating associations between Biblical narratives and Sinai sites while assigning uncivilized, negative, and oppositional traits to the indigenous nomadic population, whom the  Read more...
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Ward, Walter D.
Mirage of the Saracen : Christians and nomads in the Sinai Peninsula in late antiquity.
Oakland, California : University of California Press, ©2015
xxvii, 193 pages
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Walter D Ward
ISBN: 9780520959521 0520959523
OCLC Number: 896847420
Description: 1 online resource (222 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of Illustrations; Preface; Note on Sources; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. Saracens; 2. Monasticism and Pilgrimage in the Sinai; 3. The Sinai as Christian Space; 4. Martyrdom in the Sinai; 5. Imperial Response to the Saracen Threat; 6. The Murderous Sword of the Saracen; Bibliography; Primary Sources; Secondary Sources; Index.
Series Title: Transformation of the classical heritage, LIV.
Responsibility: Walter D. Ward.

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Examines the ways in which Christian monks justified occupying the Sinai through creating associations between Biblical narratives and Sinai sites while assigning uncivilized, negative, and  Read more...

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"A fine study of Christian colonization, spatial and spiritual, of the Sinai Peninsula... a very good book." -- E. J. Hutchinson Bryn Mawr Classical Review

 
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