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22%OFFWalter D. Ward - Mirage of the Saracen: Christians and Nomads in the Sinai Peninsula in Late Antiquity - 9780520283770 - V9780520283770
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Mirage of the Saracen: Christians and Nomads in the Sinai Peninsula in Late Antiquity

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Description for Mirage of the Saracen: Christians and Nomads in the Sinai Peninsula in Late Antiquity Hardback. Examines the ways in which Christian monks justified occupying the Sinai through creating associations between Biblical narratives and Sinai sites while assigning uncivilized, negative, and oppositional traits to the indigenous nomadic population, whom the Christians pejoratively called Saracens. Series: Transformation of the Classical Heritage. Num Pages: 224 pages, 3 figures, 5 maps. BIC Classification: 1QDAE; 3D; HBJF1; HBLA. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 237 x 151 x 19. Weight in Grams: 440.
Mirage of the Saracen analyzes the growth of monasticism and Christian settlements in the Sinai Peninsula through the early seventh century C.E. Walter D. Ward examines the ways in which Christian monks justified occupying the Sinai through creating associations between Biblical narratives and Sinai sites while assigning uncivilized, negative, and oppositional traits to the indigenous nomadic population, whom the Christians pejoratively called Saracens. By writing edifying tales of hostile nomads and the ensuing martyrdom of the monks, Christians not only reinforced their claims to the spiritual benefits of asceticism but also provoked the Roman authorities to enhance defense of pilgrimage ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
University of California Press
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2015
Series
Transformation of the Classical Heritage
Condition
New
Weight
439g
Number of Pages
224
Place of Publication
Berkerley, United States
ISBN
9780520283770
SKU
V9780520283770
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About Walter D. Ward
Walter D. Ward is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Reviews for Mirage of the Saracen: Christians and Nomads in the Sinai Peninsula in Late Antiquity
A fine study of Christian colonization, spatial and spiritual, of the Sinai Peninsula... a very good book.
E. J. Hutchinson Bryn Mawr Classical Review

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