Thecla and Medieval Sainthood: The Acts of Paul and Thecla in Eastern and Western Hagiography
Saint Thecla, an immensely popular figure of early Christianity, inspired bishops, saints, emperors, church fathers, ordinary readers, and hagiographers who viewed her as an exemplary model. This volume explores the impact of her story on medieval hagiography written in a variety of languages across Eurasia and North Africa.
Ghazzal Dabiri (University of Maryland, College Park); Flavia Ruani (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris)
- Cambridge University Press
- 320 pages
- United Kingdom
- Ancient history: to c 500 CE