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Architecture and asceticism : cultural interaction between Syria and Georgia in late antiquity / by Emma Loosley Leeming.

Author/Creator:
Loosley, Emma, author.
Publication:
Boston : Brill, 2018.
Format/Description:
Book
pages cm.
Series:
Texts and studies in Eastern Christianity, 2213-0039 ; Volume 13
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Subjects:
Orthodox Eastern Church -- Georgia (Republic) -- History.
Syriac Christians -- Georgia (Republic).
Christianity -- Georgia (Republic) -- History.
Christianity -- Syria -- History.
Church architecture -- Syria.
Church architecture -- Georgia (Republic).
Summary:
In Architecture and Asceticism Loosley Leeming presents the first interdisciplinary exploration of Late Antique Syrian-Georgian relations available in English. The author takes an inter-disciplinary approach and examines the question from archaeological, art historical, historical, literary and theological viewpoints to try and explore the relationship as thoroughly as possible. Taking the Georgian belief that `Thirteen Syrian Fathers' introduced monasticism to the country in the sixth century as a starting point, this volume explores the evidence for trade, cultural and religious relations between Syria and the Kingdom of Kartli (what is now eastern Georgia) between the fourth and seventh centuries CE. It considers whether there is any evidence to support the medieval texts and tries to place this posited relationship within a wider regional context.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the J. Fithian Tatem Memorial Fund.
Contributor:
J. Fithian Tatem Memorial Fund.
Other format:
Online version: Loosley, Emma, author. Architecture and asceticism
ISBN:
9789004373631
9004373632
OCLC:
1031949389