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Rufinus’ Latin translation3 of it, Historia monachorum in Aegypto, is the designa tion by which the Greek original is best known to readers today, and it is likewise. Around Rufinus composed his Historia monachorum in Aegypto, a Latin translation of Ἡ κατ’ Αἴγυπτον τῶν µοναχῶν ἱστορία (“Inquiry. Andrew Cain’s fifth book is the first monograph devoted solely to the anonymously written Historia monachorum in Aegypto [hereafter HMA].

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Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use for details see www. The Greek Historia Monachorum in Aegypto. This kind of digital humanities analysis allows Cain to uncover unexplored aspects of the HMA and its relationship to biblical, classical, and late antique literature.

Choose your country or region Close. Monachrum Conferences New York: The Making of a Gnostic Aldershot: To purchase, visit your preferred ebook provider. Though chapters 7 on the Egyptian monks as types of the prophets, apostles, and Christ9 on the world-sustaining activities of the monachorummand 10 on their ascetic practice are also constructive, the last chapter presents the most creative piece.

More In Septemberseven monks set hisforia from their monastery on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem and began making their way to Egypt, where they would spend the next several months visiting an array of monastic celebrities, from the Histoia in the south to the delta town of Diolcos in the north.

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To this day it remains, alongside Athanasius’ Life of Antonyone of the core primary sources for fourth-century Egyptian monasticism as well as one monachoru the most fascinating, yet perplexing, pieces of monastic hagiography to survive from the entire patristic period.

The Greek Historia Monachorum in Aegypto: Oxford University Press ; A. Mind Soul and Body in the 4th Century Farnham: Authors Affiliations are at time of print publication. Chapter 7 The New Prophets and Apostles.

The Greek Historia Monachorum in Aegypto

Cain could have strengthened his research for chapter 10, where he does not engage any of the classic or recent critical work on asceticism. One can hardly blame Cain for such mistakes in a book of this profound breadth and depth—we all become eye-tired regarding the things we write, especially if we have been working on them at length—but Oxford University Press might consider bolstering its copyediting.

While other aegypyo have utilized the HMA as a source for understanding fourth-century Egyptian monasticism or in studies on some aspect of jn antique literature, no one has treated the HMA as a literary product in its own right.

Oxford University Press About the Reviewer s: Search my Subject Specializations: This book is available as part of Oxford Scholarship Online – view abstracts and keywords at book and chapter level. Mohr Siebeck Civil War American History: Perhaps the largest gift Cain has given to scholars aegjpto late antiquity, Egyptian monasticism, hagiographical literature, and travelogues is a sense of the HMA as a text on its own terms.

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Please read our policy on commenting. Chapter 10 A Manual for Monastic Living. Librarian administrators click here. His research is excellent, his arguments well documented, and the theses of the eleven chapters will provide ample foundation for years of further scholarship. Chapter 4 Literary Influences and Intertexts. His Life Writings and Legacy Aldershot: Cistercian Publications Terms and Conditions Privacy Statement.

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Kok 85 n. The finer points of Evagrian theology have recently been analyzed by A. In this book, the first of its kind in any language, Cain monacborum insights from source criticism, stylistic and rhetorical analysis, literary criticism, and historical, geographical, and theological studies in an attempt to break new ground and revise current scholarly orthodoxy about a broad range of interpretive issues and problems.

The Greek Historia Monachorum in Aegypto: Monastic Hagiography in the Late Fourth Century

Cain remedies that in his erudite collection of related studies on the HMA. Lausberg Handbuch der literarischen Rhetorik Munich: Don’t have an account? Routledge ; A. Subscriber Login Email Address. Skip to main content.

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Adopts a cross-disciplinary approach and incorporates insights from source criticism, stylistic and rhetorical analysis, literary criticism, and historical, geographical, and theological studies. Cain The Letters of Jerome: Chapter 11 Piety and Propaganda. That alone places him, and this book, in rare company.

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