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Title The encroaching desert : Egyptian hagiography and the medieval west / edited by Jitse Dijkstra and Mathilde Van Dijk.
Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2006.

Subject Christian hagiography.
Christianity and other religions -- Egyptian.
Christian saints -- Egypt.
Desert Fathers.
Alt Name Dijkstra, Jitse H. F.
Dijk, Mathilde van.
Description 1 online resource (viii, 288 pages) : illustrations
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Cover -- Contents -- ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS -- INTRODUCTION: THE ENCROACHING DESERT -- Jitse H.F. Dijkstra and Mathilde van Dijk -- HAGIOGRAPHY AND THE RECONSTRUCTION OF LOCAL RELIGION IN LATE ANTIQUE EGYPT: MEMORIES, INVENTIONS, AND LANDSCAPES -- David Frankfurter -- BRINGING HOME THE HOMELESS: LANDSCAPE AND HISTORY IN EGYPTIAN HAGIOGRAPHY -- Jacques van der Vliet -- SAVING HISTORY? EGYPTIAN HAGIOGRAPHY IN ITS SPACE AND TIME -- Peter van Minnen -- DESERT, CITY, AND COUNTRYSIDE IN THE EARLY CHRISTIAN IMAGINATION -- Claudia Rapp -- THE USES OF THE DESERT IN THE SIXTH-CENTURY WEST -- Conrad Leyser -- COLLECTING THE DESERT IN THE CAROLINGIAN WEST -- Lynda L. Coon -- THE FRANCISCAN HERMIT: SEEKER, PRISONER, REFUGEE -- Bert Roest -- EX VITA PATRUM FORMATUR VITA FRATRUM: THE APPROPRIATION OF THE DESERT FATHERS IN THE AUGUSTINIAN MONASTICISM OF THE LATER MIDDLE AGES -- Eric L. Saak -- NIKOLAUS OF FL220;E (8224; 1487): PHYSIOGNOMIES OF A LATE MEDIEVAL ASCETIC -- Gabriela Signori -- DISCIPLES OF THE DEEP DESERT: WINDESHEIM BIOGRAPHERS AND THE IMITATION OF THE DESERT FATHERS -- Mathilde van Dijk -- INDEX OF NAMES -- ADDRESSES OF AUTHORS AND EDITORS.
Summary This volume presents a series of case studies concerning the use and reuse of Egyptian hagiography in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages. The first three contributions analyze the use of Egyptian hagiography in the context of late antique Egypt and, in particular, examine to what extent these texts can be used as historical sources for the reconstruction of traditional (pagan) religion. The other contributions illustrate the different contexts in which Egyptian hagiography was reused in the medieval West. The book is an important contribution to the current debate about the usefulness of Egyptian hagiography as a historical source for late antique Egypt and to the study of the reception of the desert fathers in the medieval West.
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ISBN 9789047411628 (electronic bk.)
9047411625 (electronic bk.)
1281458066
9781281458063
9789004155305 (alk. paper)
9004155309 (alk. paper)
OCLC # 238234749
Additional Format Print version: Encroaching desert. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2006 9789004155305 9004155309 (DLC) 2007270026 (OCoLC)76813817