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- DescriptionMiracles occupied a unique place in medieval and Byzantine life and thought. This volume makes available three collections of miracle tales never before translated into English. Together, the collections offer an exceptional variety of miracles from the Byzantine era. First are the fifth-century Miracles of Saint Thekla. Legendary female companion of the Apostle Paul, Thekla counted among the most revered martyrs of the early church. Her Miracles depict activities, at once extraordinary and ordinary, in a rural healing shrine at a time when Christianity was still supplanting traditional religion. A half millennium later comes ather anymous text, the tenth-century Miracles of the Spring of the Virgin Mary. This collection describes how the marvelous waters at this shrine outside Constantiple healed emperors, courtiers, and churchmen. Complementing the first two collections are the Miracles of Saint Gregory Palamas, fourteenth-century archbishop of Thessalonike. Written by the most gifted hagiographer of his era (Philotheos Kokkis), this account tells of miraculous healings that Palamas performed, both while alive and once dead. It allows readers to witness the development of a saint's cult in late Byzantium. Saints and their miracles were essential components of faith in medieval and Byzantine culture. These collections deepen our understanding of attitudes toward miracles. Simultaneously, they display a remarkable range of registers in which Greek could be written during the still little-kwn Byzantine period.
- Author BiographyAlice-Mary Talbot is Director of Byzantine Studies Emerita at Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection. Scott Fitzgerald Johnson is Dumbarton Oaks Teaching Fellow in Postclassical and Byzantine Greek in the Classics Department at Georgetown University.
- PublisherHarvard University Press
- Date of Publication04/05/2012
- LanguageEnglish & Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
- SubjectChristian History & Denominations
- Series TitleDumbarton Oaks Medieval Library
- Place of PublicationCambridge, Mass
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintHarvard University Press
- Weight666 g
- Width133 mm
- Height203 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Translated byAlice-Mary Talbot,Dr. Scott Fitzgerald Johnson
- Format DetailsSewn,Cloth over boards,With printed dust jacket
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