Holiness and Power
Constantinopolitan Holy Men and Authority in the 5th Century
The book examines models of relationships between Constantinopolitan holy man and secular and ecclesiastical authorities in the capital of Byzantium. The study explores the ideal underlying the lives of the four Constantinopolitan holy men (Hypatios, Alexander Akoimetos, Daniel the Stylite, Marcellus Akoimetos), which was a reflection of contemporary reality as well as a vision of an ideal state.
KeywordsConstantinopolitan holy man; Early Byzantine hagiography; Late Antique Constantinople; Early Constantinopolitan monasticism
ISBN9783110419221, 9783110417074, 9783110419252
Publication date and placeBerlin/Boston, 2016
SeriesMillennium-Studien / Millennium Studies,
Ancient history: to c 500 CE