The City of Scythopolis


in Ascetics and Ambassadors of Christ

Published in print August 1996 | ISBN: 9780198269342
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191683626 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Early Christian Studies

The City of Scythopolis

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This chapter examines monastic history of Scythopolis, the capital of the province of Palestine II during the Byzantine period. In this city, monasticism had penetrated into the fabric of society and this city provides the best example of the nature of provincial urban society during this period. Scythopolis attracted the construction of monasteries because of its central position in the network of roads built by the Romans.

Keywords: monastic history; Scythopolis; Palestine; monasticism; Byzantine period; monasteries

Chapter.  11159 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Early Christianity

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