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Insanity and Sanctity in Byzantium
by Youval Rotman
Harvard University Press, 2016
eISBN: 978-0-674-97443-2 | Cloth: 978-0-674-05761-6
Library of Congress Classification BF51.R64 2016
Dewey Decimal Classification 204.209495

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
In the Roman and Byzantine Near East, the holy fool emerged in Christianity as a way of describing individuals whose apparent madness allowed them to achieve a higher level of spirituality. Youval Rotman examines how the figure of the mad saint or mystic was used as a means of individual and collective transformation prior to the rise is Islam.

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