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Christian Gaza in Late Antiquity (Brouria Bitton-Ashkelony Aryeh Kofsky (eds)) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2004) 9789004138681
Christian Gaza in Late Antiquity (Brouria Bitton-Ashkelony Aryeh Kofsky (eds)) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2004) 9789004138681
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Title: Christian Gaza in Late Antiquity

Author: Bitton-Ashkelony, Brouria Aryeh Kofsky (eds)

Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2004

Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004138681

Volumes: 1; Pages: viii, 248

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This valuable collection of thirteen studies provides an overview of recent research on central issues concerning the history of late antique Gaza. Several essays address various aspects of the continuity of pagan culture in Christian Gaza, festivals, spectacles, and the classical legacy of the fifth and sixth centuries, thus highlighting the public life of the city as a unique synthesis of the new and old worlds. Several articles deal with central topics pertaining to the monastic life developed in the region of Gaza and its vicinity between the fourth and seventh centuries. More specifically, they explore the rich Correspondence of Barsanuphius and John, the spiritual leaders of this monastic community. Two papers furnish an archeological survey of the monasteries of Gaza, and a discussion on the geographical and administrative aspects of its territory. Certain articles focus on the anti-Chalcedonian resistance of this monastic center in the wake of the council of Chalcedon, while others tackle the change of its stance in the time of Emperor Justin (518-527). In sum, this book covers a relatively neglected chapter in the complex and fascinating Christian history of the Holy Land.Table of ContentsIntroduction- Pagan Festivals in Fourth-Century Gaza- Games and Spectacles in Ancient Gaza: Performances for the Masses Held in Buildings Now Lost- The Territory of Gaza: Notes of Historical Geography- The Monasteries of Gaza: An Archaeological Review- Heresy and Orthodoxy: The Anti-Chalcedonian Hagiography of John Rufus- Imitatio Mosis and Pilgrimage in the Life of Peter the Iberian- The Necessity of Advice: Spiritual Direction as a School of Christianity in the Correspondence of Barsanuphius and John of Gaza- La formation au monastre de l Abb Sridos Gaza- Moines et lacs dans la rgion de Gaza au VIe sicle- Barsanuphius and John of Gaza and the Origenist Controversy- What Happened to the Monophysite Monasticism of Gaza?- Sophists and Priests in Late Antique Gaza According to Choricius the Rhetor- The Ekphrasis Eikonos of Procopius of Gaza: The Depiction of Mythological Themes in Palestine and Arabia during the Fifth and Sixth Centuries- Index
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