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An age of saints? : power, conflict and dissent in early medieval Christianity /
edited by Peter Sarris, Matthew Dal Santo, Phil Booth.
imprint
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011.
description
xv, 223 p.
ISBN
9789004206601 (hardback : alk. paper)
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Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011.
isbn
9789004206601 (hardback : alk. paper)
contents note
Restless peasants and scornful lords: lay hostility to holy men and the church in late antiquity and the early Middle Ages / Peter Sarris -- Methodology, authority and spontaneity: sources of spiritual truthfulness in late antique texts and life / Peter Turner -- The cult of saints and religious processions in late antiquity and the early Middle Ages / Peter Kritzinger -- Augustine, Donatists and martyrdom / Collin Garbarino -- Excluded from power? The boundaries of orthodoxy in the works of Athanasius and John of Ephesus / Philip Wood -- The conversion of King Caleb and the religious and political dynamics of sixth-century Ethiopia and Southern Arabia / Ralph Lee -- The emergence of martyrs' shrines in late antique Iran: conflict, consensus and communal institutions / Richard Payne -- Orthodox and heretic in the early Byzantine cult(s) of Saints Cosmas and Damian / Phil Booth -- The god-protected empire? Scepticism towards the cult of saints in early Byzantium / Matthew Dal Santo -- Images of authority? Imperial patronage of icons from Justinian II to Leo III / Mike Humphreys -- Hagiography as an instrument for political claims in Carolingian Northern Italy: the Saint Syrus Dossier (BHL 7976 and 7978) / Giorgia Vocino -- Relics and texts: hagiography and authority in ninth-century Francia / Gerda Heydemann -- Conclusion: An age of saints? Power, conflict and dissent in early medieval Christianity / Matthew Dal Santo and Phil Booth.
general note
Based on a symposium held at Trinity College, Cambridge.
catalogue key
7634283
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Peter Sarris is Senior Lecturer in Late Roman, Early Medieval and Byzantine History and a. Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. Matthew dal Santo is Junior Research Fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge. Phil Booth is Junior Research Fellow at Trinity College, Oxford.
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Summaries
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The papers collected in this volume explore the strategies through which Christian authorities throughout the early medieval world both established and expressed their social position, while at the same time drawing attention to the moments when those same processes were resisted and challenged.
Description for Reader
All those interested in the history of late antiquity and the early middle ages in both Europe and the Middle East, and in the history of early Christianity.
Main Description
The papers collected in this volume explore the strategies through which Christian authorities throughout the early medieval world both established and expressed their social position, while at the same time drawing attention to the moments when those same processes were resisted and challenged. Where previous studies of Christianisation have for the most part approached the issue of dissent through the continued existence of paganism and the various Christian heresies, this volume suggests that the experience of doubt towards, and articulation of resistance to, the claims of Christian leaders extended far outside the circles of pagan intellectuals and dissident theologians. The result is a view of Christianisation as far more piecemeal, complex and incomplete than has often been acknowledged.Contributors include Peter Turner, Peter Kritzinger, Collin Garbarino, Philip Wood, Ralph Lee, Richard Payne, Mike Humphreys, Giorgia Vocino, and Gerda Heydemann.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgementsp. vii
List of Abbreviationsp. ix
Notes on Contributorsp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
Restless Peasants and Scornful Lords: Lay Hostility to Holy Men and the Church in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Agesp. 1
Methodology, Authority and Spontaneity: Sources of Spiritual Truthfulness in Late Antique Texts and Lifep. 11
The Cult of Saints and Religious Processions in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Agesp. 36
Augustine, Donatists and Martyrdomp. 49
Excluded from Power? The Boundaries of Orthodoxy in the Works of Athanasius and John of Ephesusp. 62
The Conversion of King Caleb and the Religious and Political Dynamics of Sixth-Century Ethiopia and Southern Arabiap. 11
The Emergence of Martyrs' Shrines In Late Antique Iran: Conflict, Consensus and Communal Institutionsp. 89
Orthodox and Heretic in the Early Byzantine Cult(s) of Saints Cosmas and Damianp. 114
The God-Protected Empire? Scepticism towards the Cult of Saints in Early Byzantiump. 129
Images of Authority? Imperial Patronage of Icons from Justinian II to Leo IIIp. 150
Hagiography as an Instrument for Political Claims in Carolingian Northern Italy: The Saint Syrus Dossier(BHL 7976 and 7978)p. 169
Relics and Texts: Hagiography and Authority in Ninth-Century Franciap. 187
Conclusion: An Age of Saints? Power, Conflict and Dissent in Early Medieval Christianityp. 205
Select Bibliographyp. 215
Indexp. 219
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