Journals Higher Education



Published: 24 January 2002

264 Pages

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

ISBN: 9780195129434

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Shenoute and the Women of the White Monastery

Egyptian Monasticism in Late Antiquity

Rebecca Krawiec

bThe White Monastery was located in Egypt in the period 385-464 CE. Piecing together the fragmentary writings of Shenoute, a monk who headed the monastery, Krawiec depicts the relationships, events, quarrels, and patterns in the lives of the female monks under his care.