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Holy fools in Byzantium and beyond

Author: S A Ivanov
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Series: Oxford studies in Byzantium.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The image of St Basil's Cathedral in Moscow's Red Square is a familiar Russian landmark. Yet few people know what made Basil so famous. He was a saint who wandered about naked, bullied passers-by, brawled in the market-place, and once even smashed a revered icon. Saints such as Basil overturn the conventional concept of sainthood - what, we may ask, is saintly about them? This book aims to solve the mystery by  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Ivanov, S.A. (Sergeĭ Arkadʹevich), 1956-
Holy fools in Byzantium and beyond.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2006
(DLC) 2006281330
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: S A Ivanov
ISBN: 9780191515149 0191515140 9780199272518 0199272514 1280905697 9781280905698 9780191709746 0191709743
OCLC Number: 252681770
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 479 pages)
Contents: List of Abbreviations; Introduction; 1 Precursors and Emergence; 2 Insane Saints; 3 Lechers and Beggars; 4 Holy Scandal; 5 The 'Second Edition' of Holy Foolery; 6 The 'New Theologians'; 7 Balancing at the Edge; 8 Decline; 9 Old Russian Iurodstvo; 10 The Iurodivyi and the Tsar; 11 Iurodstvo in an Age of Transition; 12 Iurodstvo Meets Modernity; 13 The Eastern Periphery; 14 The Western Periphery; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Oxford studies in Byzantium.
Other Titles: Vizantiĭskoe i︠u︡rodstvo.
Responsibility: Sergey A. Ivanov ; translated by Simon Franklin.

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The image of St Basil's Cathedral in Moscow's Red Square is a familiar Russian landmark. Saints such as Basil overturn the conventional concept of sainthood - what is saintly about them? This book  Read more...

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Ivanov shows himself to be keenly attuned to all the main questions presented by the phenomenon of holy folly, as well as thedecisive role of the hagiographer...he always manages to add something Read more...

 
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