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By Rosemary Morris

In Byzantium priests didn't shape a separate caste, except society. They shaped a part of a nexus of social, monetary and non secular relationships that sure jointly the "powerful" within the heart Byzantine country. utilizing hagiography, chronicles and, particularly, the newly-available records of the Athonite monasteries, this e-book reassesses the function of clergymen in Byzantine society and examines the explanations for the flowering of the monastic lifestyles within the interval from the top of iconoclasm to the start of the 12th century.

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