Holy Women of the Syrian Orient

TitleHoly Women of the Syrian Orient
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1987
AuthorsBrock, SP, Harvey, SA
Series TitleTransformation of the Classical Heritage Series
PublisherUniversity of California Press
ISBN Number9780520213661
OCLC Number760699898
KeywordsHagiography, Spirituality, Syriac Sasanian Sources, Syriac Studies Introduction

Annotation The fifteen hagiographies about holy women of the Syrian Orient collected here include stories of martyrs' passions and saints' lives, pious romances and personal reminiscences. Dating from the fourth to seventh centuries A.D., they are translated from Syriac into accessible and vivid prose. Annotations and source notes by the translators help clarify elements that may be unfamiliar to some readers. This collection bears witness to the profound contributions women made to early Chistianity: their various roles, their leadership inside and outside the church structure, and their power to influence others. A new preface discusses recent developments in the field and updates the bibliography.

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