The Archaeology of Christian Monasticism


Early monasticism was a phenomenon that had a dramatic impact on the Christianization of the physical and spiritual landscape of the Mediterranean world in Late Antiquity. This seminar will explore the origins and earliest manifestations of Christian monasticism, with a particular attention to the evidence from Egypt, which is among the earliest and richest available. Students will have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with a wide range of relevant primary and secondary sources. The aim is to build an understanding and appreciation for one of the earliest and most unique manifestations of Christian life, whose legacy continues to this day.
Course Attributes: AS HUM; AS LCD; EN H; FA HUM; AR HUM; FA AH

Section 01

The Archaeology of Christian Monasticism
INSTRUCTOR: Aravecchia
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