The 'wolves of Arabia': A reconsideration of Maximus the Confessor's Epistula 8

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Strickler, Ryan. (2016). The 'wolves of Arabia': A reconsideration of Maximus the Confessor's Epistula 8. Byzantion: revue internationale des etudes byzantines. 86, pp. 419-439. https://doi.org/10.2143/BYZ.86.0.3180832
AuthorsStrickler, Ryan
Abstract

This article argues, based on internal evidence, that Epistula 8 by Maximus the Confessor, traditionally understood as a unified letter, is best understood as a composite of two documents, a longer letter and a shorter fragment. As a result, questions of dating and historical context, including the relationship between Maximus’s reference to the Septuagint phrase 'wolves of Arabia' and the nascent Islamic invasions, are reconsidered.

Year2016
JournalByzantion: revue internationale des etudes byzantines
Journal citation86, pp. 419-439
PublisherPeeters
ISSN0378-2506
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.2143/BYZ.86.0.3180832
Scopus EID2-s2.0-85013872533
Research or scholarlyResearch
Page range419-439
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Deposited20 Jul 2021
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