Holy Fools in Byzantium and Beyond

Holy Fools in Byzantium and Beyond

eBook - 2006
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The image of St Basil's Cathedral in Moscow's Red Square is a familar Russian landmark. Yet few people know what made Basil so famous. He was a saint who wandered about naked, bullied passers-by, brawled in the market-place, and once even smashed a revered icon. Saints such as Basil overturn the conventional concept of sainthood - what, we may ask, is saintly about them? This book aims to solve the mystery by exploring the figure of the holy fool in Byzantium and in later Russian history.
Publisher: Oxford : OUP Oxford, 2006
Copyright Date: ©2006
ISBN: 9780191515149
Branch Call Number: Electronic book
Characteristics: 1 online resource (492 pages)
Additional Contributors: Franklin, Simon
ProQuest (Firm)


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