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Desert fathers, pillar-saints and fasting

A Hermit’s Cookbook : Monks, Food and Fasting in the Middle Ages

Continuum, 2011

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...Grazing We have already met in passing Onuphrios and his dates, Anthony and his bread and salt, Heron’s wild-lettuce diet, and Hilarion and his half-cooked lentils. Jerome, in his Life of Hilarion, was very precise about the kinds...

Thomasine Metamorphosis: Community, Text and Transmission from Greek to Coptic

Intercultural Transmission in the Medieval Mediterranean

Continuum, 2012

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...The Thomas people were initially a branch of the Jesus movement, composed under the individual leadership of Thomas, based on his own revelation and belief. If this is so, some questions should be considered, such as: What was the social...

The Central Thughūr: The Two Amuqs

The Islamic–Byzantine Frontier : Interaction and Exchange Among Muslim and Christian Communities

I.B.Tauris, 2015

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...You will depart and alight at a meadow with ruins (marj dhī ṭulūl).Nu‘aym b Ḥammad, Kitāb al-Fitan, MS Brit. Mus. Or, 9449, folios 119b–20a, translated by W Madelung, ‘Apocalpytic Prophecies in Hims in the Umayyad Age’, Journal of Semitic...

The Vita of Andronikos and Athanasia

Celibate Marriages in Late Antique and Byzantine Hagiography : The Lives of Saints Julian and Basilissa, Andronikos and Athanasia, and Galaktion and Episteme

Bloomsbury Academic, 2011

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The Central Thughūr: the Steppe and the River

The Islamic–Byzantine Frontier : Interaction and Exchange Among Muslim and Christian Communities

I.B.Tauris, 2015

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...And we found all the country between Halab and Antakiya populous, nowhere ruined abodes of any description. On the contrary, the soil was everywhere sown with wheat and barley, which grew under the olive trees; the villages ran continuous...

The Late Sasanian Court and Divine Economy

Persian Christians at the Chinese Court : The Xi’an Stele and the Early Medieval Church of the East

I.B.Tauris, 2018

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...Introduction The scholarship of Antonino Forte (1940–2006) stands as a leading edge of the research on Iranians in Tang China. The designation ‘Persian Religion’ [Bosi jiao, 波斯教] given by the Tang court to the Church of the East prompted...

The Jazīra (Balikh and Khābūr River Valleys)

The Islamic–Byzantine Frontier : Interaction and Exchange Among Muslim and Christian Communities

I.B.Tauris, 2015

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...They came to own the lands – its rivers becoming their property – Without commiting any injustice or seeking fame You [the Caliph Hishām] have been blessed with canals flowing from the hump of the Euphrates Among them the Hanī and another...

Religion and Ottoman Society’s Responses to Epidemics in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

Plague and Contagion in the Islamic Mediterranean : New Histories of Disease in Ottoman Society

Arc Humanities Press, 2017

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...AT DAWN ON August 29, 2005 Hurricane Katrina made landfall in New Orleans. Despite initial reports that the storm would cause little damage,“A blast of rain but little damage as hurricane hits South Florida” and “Hurricane drenches Florida...

The Eastern Thughūr

The Islamic–Byzantine Frontier : Interaction and Exchange Among Muslim and Christian Communities

I.B.Tauris, 2015

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...Then Mar Theodota went out to go to the region of the fortresses [al-ḥuṣūn] and passed by Bīlū and Pīlīn and the rest of the districts that are there. So he said to his disciple, ‘Joseph, my Son, let us go and visit those Syrian Orthodox...

The Vita of Galaktion and Episteme

Celibate Marriages in Late Antique and Byzantine Hagiography : The Lives of Saints Julian and Basilissa, Andronikos and Athanasia, and Galaktion and Episteme

Bloomsbury Academic, 2011

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