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The Hypotyposis of the Monastery of the Theotokos Evergetis, Constantinople (11th-12th Centuries)


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Contents: Preface; Introduction A: History: The Evergetis dossier; The history of the Evergetis monastery; The Evergetis and Byzantine monasticism in the 11th and 12th centuries. Introduction B: Administration and Life: The double hegoumenate; Monastic officers at the Evergetis; Status and possessions of the Evergetis; Liturgical practice at the Evergetis; Fasts, feasts and commemorations at the Evergetis; Reading and books at the Evergetis; Manuscript and book production: an Evergetis scriptorium. Introduction C: Text: The making of Paul's Typikon; Codex Atheniensis graecus 788; The final additions; Insertions in the Hypotyposis; The Hypotyposis: chapters and their titles; The Hypotyposis: an earlier structure; A Pauline Hypotyposis?; The influence of the Evergetis Hypotyposis; Exposition and hypotyposis for the life of the monks in the monastery of the most holy Theotokos Evergetis handed down by Timothy the monk and priest who became kathegoumenos after the founder of thesame monastery; Appendices; Glossary of monastic terms; Bibliography; Index.

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Until his retirement, R.H. Jordan was Assistant Director of the Institute of Byzantine Studies at the Queen's University of Befast, UK. Rosemary Morris taught at the University of Manchester from 1974 to 2003, and is now Visiting Fellow at the University of York, UK.


'This long-awaited volume... will be required reading for all scholars of cenobitic monasteries in Byzantium.' Speculum 'L'ouvrage est une indeniable reussite, qui tire profit ... des acquis d'un projet d'equipe mene depuis plusieurs annees mais aussi ... de travaux tres recents ou en cours parus A l'etranger, notamment en langue franAaise. ... pour avoir pris tres largement en compte le contexte du monachisme byzantin A partir du 11e siecle ainsi que l'ensemble du dossier documentaire, les auteurs nous offrent bien plus qu'un paratexte A la traduction de l'Hypotyposis: il s'agit lA du meilleur guide pour aborder aujourd'hui l'histoire du celebre monastere de l'A0/00vergetis.' [The book is an undeniable success, which benefits ... from the knowledge gained by a team project over several years but also ... from very recent or ongoing works published abroad, especially in French. ... in taking very much into account the context of Byzantine monasticism from the 11th century as well as the documentary record, the authors offer us much more than a paratext of the translation of Hypotyposis: it is the best guide to date dealing with the history of the famous monastery of A0/00vergetis.] Revue des etudes byzantines 'In this volume ... one finds not only this finely crafted exposition, but also, with measured voice, a careful unpacking and persuasive analysis of difficult texts concerning the Evergetis.' The Medieval Review 'By the standards of Byzantine studies, the Evergetis dossier is rich and worthy of scholarly attention, particularly for an understanding of liturgical practices, monastic organisation, discipline and daily life, spirituality, patronage, books and learning, and textual transmission and reception. The Hypotyposis is essential reading for all of these questions and much more, as both the translated text itself and the nearly monograph-length Introduction to this volume make convincingly clear... Together, [Jordan

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