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Also in the Variorum Collected Studies Series:

JOHN WORTLEY

VARIORUM COLLECTED STUDIES SERIES

Studies on the Cult of Relics in Byzantium up to 1204

PAUL MAGDALINO Studies on the History and Topography of Byzantine Constantinople

MARGARET MULLETT Letters, Literacy and Literature in Byzantium

NICOLAS OIKONOMIDES Society, Culture and Politics in Byzantium

NICOLAS OIKONOMIDES Social and Economic Life in Byzantium

ATHANASIOS MARKOPOULOS History and Literature of Byzantium in the 9th-10th Centuries

PAUL SPECK Understanding Byzantium Studies in Byzantine Historical Sources

MILTON V. ANASTOS Aspects of the Mind of Byzantium Political Theory, Theology, and Ecclesiastical Relations with the See of Rome

ALICE-MARY TALBOT Women and Religious Life in Byzantium

AVERIL CAMERON Changing Cultures in Early Byzantium

CECILE MORRISSON Monnaie et finances

a Byzance: analyses, techniques

CYRIL MANGO Studies on Constantinople

ALEXANDER KAZHDAN Authors and Texts in Byzantium

BRIAN CROKE Christian Chronicles and Byzantine History, 5th-6th Centuries

Hagiography in Byzantium: Literature, Social History and Cult

Stephanos Efthymiadis

Hagiography in Byzantium: Literature, Social History and Cult

Stephanos Efthymiadis

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CONTENTS Preface

Xl

Acknowledgements

xiv

Abbreviations

xv

GENERAL

New developments in hagiography: the rediscovery of Byzantine hagiography

157-171

Proceedings of the 21st International Congress of Byzantine Studies, London, 2006, vol. I, Plenary Papers, ed. E. Jeffreys. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2006

PART A: LATE ANTIQUITY

n

Living in a city and living in a Scetis: the dream of Eustathios the banker (BHG Nov. Auct. 1317d)

11-29

Bosphorus. Essays presented in honour of Cyril Mango, ed~ S. Efihymiadis, C. Rapp and D. Tsougarakis (Byzantinische Forschungen 21). Amsterdam: AdolfM Hakkert, 1995

III

A day and ten months in the life of a lonely bachelor: the other Byzantium in Miracula S. Artemii 18 and 22

1-26

Dumbarton Oaks Papers 58, 2004

IV

De debito bis soluto: an edifying story on the administered oath (BHG Novum Auctarium 1317n)

235-247

Fontes Minores 11, 2005

V

Two Gregories and three genres: autobiography, autohagiography and hagiography Gregaty ofNazianzus: Images and Reflections, eds J B0rtnes and T Hagg. Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanum Press, 2006

239-256

CONTENTS

CONTENTS

XIII

PART B: THE AGE or IcoNOCLASM AND PosT-lcoNOCLASM

VI

John of Sardis and the Metaphrasis of the Fassio of St Nikephoros the martyr (BHG 1334)

Le panegyrique de S. Theophane le Confesseur par S. Theodore Stoudite (BHG 1792b): edition critique du texte integral

XIV 259-290

Analecta Bo!landiana 111, 1993 (includes Analecta Bollandiana lJ 2, 1994, p. I 04)

VIII

The Byzantine hagiographer and his audience in the ninth and tenth centuries

IX

Hagiographica Varia (9th-10th c.) Jahrbuch der 6sterreichischen

XV

41-48

The function of the holy man in Asia Minor in the Middle Byzantine period

151-161

283-309

Establishing a holy lineage: Theodore the Stoudite's Funerary Catechism for his mother (BHG 2422) (with J.M. Featherstone)

Le miracle et Jes saints durant et apres le second iconoclasme

XVI

C: LATE BYZANTIUM Late Byzantine collections of miracles and their implications

239-250

The Heroes of the Orthodox Church: the New Saints, 8th-16th c., ed. E. Kountoura-Galake. Athens: Institute for Byzantine Research, International Symposium 15, 2004

13-51

Theatron: Rhetorische Kultur in Spatantike und Mittelalter (Rhetorical Culture in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages), ed. M Grunbart (Millennium-Studien, Millennium Studies 13). Berlin-New York: Walter De Gruyter, 2007

XII

Le monastere de la Source a Constantinople et ses deux recueils de miracles: entre hagiographie et patriographie

Byzantinistik 48, 1998

Byzantine Asia Minor (6th-l 2th cent.), ed. S. Lampakis (Hellenism: Ancient, Medieval, Modern 27). Athens: Institute for Byzantine Research, International Symposium 6, 1998

XI

207-223

Revue des Etudes Byzantines 64-65, 2006-2007

PART

X

D'Orient en Occident mais etranger aux deux mondes: messages et renseignements tires de la Vie de Saint Nicolas le Pelerin (BHL 6223) Puer Apuliae. Melanges ojferts aJean-Marie Martin, eds E. Cuozzo, V. Deroche, A. Peters-Custot and V. Prigent. Paris: Centre de recherche d'histoire et civilisation de Byzance (Monographies 30), 2008

59-80

Metaphrasis. Redactions and Audiences in Middle Byzantine Hagiography, ed. C. Hagel. Oslo: The Research Council of Norway, 1996

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