New Book by Oxford Medievalist

OMS is delighted to announce a new publication by Byzantine scholar Dr Lucy Parker (Christ Church):

Symeon Stylites the Younger and Late Antique Antioch: From Hagiography to History

Oxford Studies in Byzantium

  • Offers the first detailed modern study of the cult of Symeon Stylites the Younger
  • Tackles barely-known texts including Symeon’s sermons and the Life of Martha, his mother
  • Offers a new perspective on the crises of the sixth-century Roman empire
  • Explores new ways of writing history on the basis of hagiography, a problematic body of source material
  • Rethinks the position of the holy man in late antiquity

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