Byzantine Defenders of Images: Eight Saints' Lives in English Translation

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Alice-Mary Maffry Talbot
Dumbarton Oaks, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 404 pages
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The seven vitae feature holy men and women who opposed imperial edicts and suffered for their defense of images, from the nun Theodosia whose efforts to save the icon of Christ Chalkites made her the first iconodule martyr, to Symeon of Lesbos, the pillar saint whose column was attacked by religious fanatics. Life of St. Theodosia of Constantinople Life of St. Stephen the Younger Life of St. Anthousa of Mantineon Life of St. Anthousa, Daughter of Constantine V Life of the Patriarch Nikephoros I of Constantinople Life of Sts. David, Symeon, and George of Lesbos Life of St. Ioannikios Life of St. Theodora the Empress

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About the author (1998)

Alice-Mary Talbot is Director of Byzantine Studies Emerita at Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection.

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