Project

Holiness and Power in Syriac Hagiographic Collections

Duration
01 December 2015 → 30 November 2019
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Language studies
    • Literary studies
    • Theory and methodology of language studies
    • Theory and methodology of linguistics
    • Theory and methodology of literary studies
    • Other languages and literary studies
    • Theology and religious studies
Keywords
hagiography Syriac Literature narratology State-Church relations
 
Project description

This research project explores the relationship between holiness and political power in a selection of lives of saints preserved in Syriac hagiographical collections. It is based on the philological study of both these writings and the manuscripts in which they are preserved, and analyses the ideological reasons according to which the collections were formed in the course of time.