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Author López, Ariel G., 1977-

Title Shenoute of Atripe and the uses of poverty : rural patronage, religious conflict and monasticism in late antique Egypt / Ariel G. López.

Imprint Berkeley, CA : University of California Press, 2013.

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Description 1 online resource.
Series Transformation of the classical heritage ; 50
Transformation of the classical heritage ; 50.
Note Revised dissertation--Princeton University, 2010.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: "Rustic audacity" -- Loyal opposition -- A miraculous economy -- Rural patronage: holy and unholy -- The limits of intolerance -- Conclusion.
Summary Shenoute of Atripe: stern abbot, loquacious preacher, patron of the poor and scourge of pagans in fifth-century Egypt. This book studies his numerous Coptic writings and finds them to be the most important literary source for the study of society, economy and religion in late antique Egypt. The issues and concerns Shenoute grappled with on a daily basis, Ariel Lopez argues, were not local problems, unique to one small corner of the ancient world. Rather, they are crucial to interpreting late antiquity as a historical period-rural patronage, religious intolerance, the Christian care of the poo.
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Subject Shenute, Saint, approximately 348-466.
Shenute, Saint, approximately 348-466.
Shenute, Saint, approximately 348-466.
Egypt -- History -- 30 B.C.-640 A.D.
Egypt -- Economic conditions -- 332 B.C.-640 A.D.
Coptic monasticism and religious orders -- History.
Romans -- Egypt.
Chronological Term 332 B.C.-640 A.D
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: 9780520274839 0520274830 (DLC) 2012021905
ISBN 0520954920 (electronic bk.)
9780520954922 (electronic bk.)
9780520274839 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0520274830 (cloth ; alk. paper)