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Published: 10 February 2016

368 Pages | 11 figures & 2 maps

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195389333

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Brother-Making in Late Antiquity and Byzantium

Monks, Laymen, and Christian Ritual

Claudia Rapp

Onassis Series in Hellenic Culture

  • The first ever comprehensive history of adelphopoiesis, a unique feature of Byzantine life
  • Offers detailed and comprehensive evidence of a third kind of monastic living arrangement between the better-known eremitic and cenobitic lifestyles
  • Presents the first detailed analysis of the 66 manuscripts that contain the ritual, including a translation of all the 16 prayers