Holy Women of Byzantium (Paperback)

Ten Saints' Lives in English Translation (Byzantine Saints' Lives in Translation #1)

By Alice-Mary Talbot

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library & Collection, 9780884022480, 351pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 1996

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These ten holy women, whose vitae range from the tenth to the thirteenth centuries, represent a wide variety of Byzantine female saints. From nuns disguised as monks to desert harlots, these holy women exemplify some of the divergent paths to sanctification in Byzantium. These vitae are also notable for their details of Byzantine life, providing information on family life and household management, monastic routines, and even a smallpox epidemic. Life of St. Mary/Marinos Life of St. Matrona of Perge Life of St. Mary of Egypt Life of St. Theoktiste of Lesbos Life of St. Elisabeth the Wonderworker Life of St. Athanasia of Aegina Life of St. Theodora of Thessalonike Life of St. Mary the Younger Life of St. Thoma's of Lesbos Life of St. Theodora of Arta.