DUMBARTON OAKS MEDIEVAL LIBRARY
Cover: The Life of Saint Neilos of Rossano, from Harvard University PressCover: The Life of Saint Neilos of Rossano in HARDCOVER

Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library 47

The Life of Saint Neilos of Rossano

Product Details

HARDCOVER

$35.00 • £29.95 • €31.95

ISBN 9780674977044

Publication Date: 01/15/2018

Text

Add to Cart

Media Requests:

Related Subjects

The Life of Saint Neilos of Rossano is a masterpiece of historically accurate Italo-Greek monastic literature. Neilos, who died in 1004, vividly exemplifies the preoccupations of Greek monks in southern Italy under the Byzantine Empire. A restless search for a permanent residence, ascetic mortification of the body, and pursuit by enemies are among the concerns this text shares with biographies of other saints from the region. Like many of his peers, Neilos lived in both hermitages and monasteries, torn between the competing conventions of solitude and community. The Life of Neilos offers a snapshot of a distinctive time when Greek and Latin monasticism coexisted, a world that vanished after the schism between the churches of Rome and Constantinople in 1054. This is the first English translation, with a newly revised Greek text.

Recent News

Black lives matter. Black voices matter. A statement from HUP »

From Our Blog

A stack of five bestselling titles from Harvard University Press against a hot pink textured background

Ringing in the New Year with HUP’s 2022 Bestsellers

There is no better way for readers to usher in the new year than by looking back to the books that defined the last. For Harvard University Press, our 2022 bestsellers make up a diverse list of books across time and discipline.