Shenoute of Atripe and the Uses of Poverty

Shenoute of Atripe and the Uses of Poverty

Rural Patronage, Religious Conflict and Monasticism in Late Antique Egypt

eBook - 2013
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Shenoute of Atripe: stern abbot, loquacious preacher, patron of the poor and scourge of pagans in fifth-century Egypt. This book studies his numerous Coptic writings and finds them to be the most important literary source for the study of society, economy and religion in late antique Egypt. The issues and concerns Shenoute grappled with on a daily basis, Ariel Lopez argues, were not local problems, unique to one small corner of the ancient world. Rather, they are crucial to interpreting late antiquity as a historical period-rural patronage, religious intolerance, the Christian care of the poo.
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : University of California Press, 2013
ISBN: 9780520954922
0520954920
9780520274839
0520274830
9781283915588
1283915588
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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