• A
  • A
  • A
  • ABC
  • ABC
  • ABC
  • А
  • А
  • А
  • А
  • А
Regular version of the site

Book chapter

Holy foolery as an ambiguous sanctity by Nicon of the Black Mount

P. 49-63.

The recently published "Taktikon" by Nikon of the Black Mount provides new evidence on the Byzantine attitudes towards "holy foolery". The crisis of the whole later Mid-Byzantine hagiography becomes obvious, and the holy fools are mere signifiers thereof