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The organization and institutions of female asceticism in fourth century Cappadocia and Egypt

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In discussing the organization and institutions of fourth century female asceticism I attempt to apply methods used in the study of history to a topic generally regarded as theological, and therefore almost neglected by scholars of Ancient History. I concentrate on monasticism neither as generic phenomenon, nor on its spiritual aspects. Rather, I try to identify the social, economic and legal basis of a specific form (female asceticism) in a specific environment (fourth century Cappadocia...

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University of Oxford
Department:
Faculty of Literae Humaniores
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Publication date:
1987
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Source identifiers:
602354686 and 602354687
Language:
English
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2013-10-21

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