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The Resource Iacobi Monachi Epistulae, editae a Elizabeth et Michael Jeffreys

Iacobi Monachi Epistulae, editae a Elizabeth et Michael Jeffreys

Label
Iacobi Monachi Epistulae
Title
Iacobi Monachi Epistulae
Statement of responsibility
editae a Elizabeth et Michael Jeffreys
Title variation
Epistulae
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • grc
  • eng
  • grc
Summary
"This volume presents the first edition of the Letters of Iakovos Monachos addressed to the sevastokratorissa Eirene, sister-in-law of the Emperor Manuel I Komnenos (1143-1180). Writing in the late 1140s, Iakovos offers spiritual advice to Eirene, and affirms his support for her in times of trouble. This is a rare example of the correspondence of a Byzantine spiritual father and provides tantalizing glimpses into Eirene's difficult life. Both are significant figures in Byzantine cultural history, Iakovos as the author of the renowned Kokkinobaphos Homilies on the Theotokos and Eirene as a noted literary patroness. The Letters' style is striking. They are constructed almost entirely from a mosaic of quotations from the Cappadocian Fathers and other patristic authors, the most recent being Niketas of Herakleia. Very little can be attributed to the pen of Iakovos himself, leaving questions about his motivation but also incidental insights into the holdings of a monastic library. The Letters are preserved in a handsome contemporary manuscript, very probably a presentation copy made for Eirene or her heirs, and two fragmentary late sixteenth-century copies. The edition is accompanied by the usual apparatuses and indices, and a full introduction discussing the transmission of the text and setting out the context for Eirene's life and the correspondence. The book will be of interest to specialists in Byzantine spirituality, Byzantine epistolography, the history of the twelfth century, women's history, and Byzantine literacy."--Publisher's website
Member of
Cataloging source
XII
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Iakovos
Dewey number
230
Index
index present
Language note
Text in Greek; introduction in English
LC call number
  • PA5319.I25
  • BR60
LC item number
  • Z48 2009
  • .C495 v.68
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Jeffreys, Elizabeth
  • Jeffreys, Michael
Series statement
Corpus Christianorum. Series Graeca
Series volume
68
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Iakovos
  • Monks
  • Christian literature, Byzantine
  • Byzantine letters
Label
Iacobi Monachi Epistulae, editae a Elizabeth et Michael Jeffreys
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [ix]-x) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
311853691
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
lxv, 248 pages
Isbn
9782503406817
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)311853691
Label
Iacobi Monachi Epistulae, editae a Elizabeth et Michael Jeffreys
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [ix]-x) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
311853691
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
lxv, 248 pages
Isbn
9782503406817
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)311853691

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