IMC 2005: Sessions

Session 1216: Entering a Byzantine Monastery: The Age Question

Wednesday 13 July 2005, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Université de Paris IV - Sorbonne
Organiser:Béatrice Caseau, Université Paris IV - Sorbonne
Moderator/Chair:Béatrice Caseau, Université Paris IV - Sorbonne
Paper 1216-aMentions de l'âge dans les sources monastiques byzantines
(Language: Français)
Vincent Déroche, Centre de Recherche d'histoire et Civilisation de Byzance, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Hagiography, Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 1216-bReading and Singing in Byzantine Monasteries: The Age Question
(Language: English)
Béatrice Caseau, Université Paris IV - Sorbonne
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Hagiography, Liturgy, Monasticism
Paper 1216-cLes iuniores aux monastères fructuosiens: législation et pratiques d'accueil au monastère
(Language: Français)
Paula C. Barata Dias, Instituto de Estudos Clássicos, Universidade de Coimbra
Index terms: Monasticism, Social History
Abstract

This session will concentrate on the question of age when entering a monastic community in the early centuries of the Byzantine Empire. Some monks entered while children, others after a life in the world. Their status in the monastic community and their role in the liturgy dependend in part on their age.