The Ambivalent Approach to Books and the Written Word in Byzantine Edifying Stories



Year of publication 2019
Type Appeared in Conference without Proceedings
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description The contribution focused on the best known and most extensive collection of edifying stories, The Spiritual Meadow by John Moschus (early 7th cent.), and discussed the approach to books and letters taken in this work, mainly the following three groups of motifs: a book as a commodity; a book as an attribute of a holy man; a book (the written word) as a transcendental medium.
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