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Peut-on parler d’une hagiographie aristocratique à Byzance (VIIIe-XIe siècle) ?

Résumé : Evelyne Patlagean has shown that holiness could be a mark of distinction used by aristocratic families to enhance their legitimacy and superiority. Besides women and neomartyrs who died at the hands of Arabs or Bulgars, we know of a few aristocratic saints during the eighth, ninth and tenth centuries : the forefather of an empress, Philaretos, and a military officer, Eudokimos. The analysis of their cults suggests that aristocracy engaged in the making of saints and hagiography, even if timidly, and developed a conception of its own power.
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Sophie Métivier. Peut-on parler d’une hagiographie aristocratique à Byzance (VIIIe-XIe siècle) ?. Byzantine Hagiography. Texts, Themes and Projects : Moscow, 12-14 Novembre 2012, éd. A. Rigo, M. Trizio, E. Despotakis (Byzantios. Studies in Byzantine History and Civilization 13), p. 179-199, 2018, ⟨10.1484/M.SBHC-EB.5.115099⟩. ⟨halshs-02511609⟩



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