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Shenoute & the women of the White Monastery : Egyptian monasticism in late antiquity

Author: Rebecca Krawiec
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2002. ©2002
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book depicts the lives of female monks within a monastery located in upper Egypt in the period 385-464 CE.
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Krawiec, Rebecca.
Shenoute & the women of the White Monastery.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2002
(DLC) 00050131
(OCoLC)45171974
Named Person: Shenute, Saint; Shenute, Saint; Shenouti, Saint
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca Krawiec
ISBN: 1423757556 9781423757559 0195129431 9780195129434 9780199834396 0199834393
OCLC Number: 64638604
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 248 pages)
Contents: Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. Daily Life in the White Monastery under Shenoute; 2. Women's Life in the White Monastery under Shenoute; 3. Shenoute's Discourse of Monastic Power; 4. Acceptance and Resistance: The Women's Power; 5. "They too are Our Brethren": Gender in the White Monastery; 6. Gender and Monasticism in Late Antiquity; 7. Women's Role in the Monastic Family: The Intersection of Power and Gender; 8. "According to the Flesh": Biological Kin in the White Monastery; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; O; P; R; S; T; V; W.
Other Titles: Shenoute and the women of the White Monastery
Responsibility: Rebecca Krawiec.

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