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Monasticism

2018

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Translation And Evolution: Byzantine Monastic Studies Since Ca. 1990, Hannah Ewing Feb 2018

Translation And Evolution: Byzantine Monastic Studies Since Ca. 1990, Hannah Ewing

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While monks were integral parts of the long‐lasting Byzantine world, Byzantine monasticism and its study can be relatively obscure to nonspecialists, given the diversity of monastic forms practiced in the empire. This piece presents a brief primer on Byzantine monastic studies and evaluates key scholarship in this increasingly vigorous field. In particular, it assesses the major impact of critical editions and primary‐source translation projects since the 1990s and 2000s, including both archival materials and hagiography. Furthermore, it evaluates the current state of the field and outlines several opportunities and directions for further research.