Shenoute and the Women of the White Monastery: Egyptian Monasticism in Late Antiquity

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Shenoute and the Women of the White Monastery: Egyptian Monasticism in Late Antiquity - Krawiec, Rebecca

This book depicts the lives of female monks within a monastery located in upper Egypt in the period 385-464 CE. During this period, the monastery was headed by a monk named Shenoute; thirteen of his letters to the women under his care survive. These writings are fragmentary, only partially translated, little studied, and written in difficult-to ... Read More