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  • Record Number: 27572
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Rapp , Claudia
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  • Title: The Origins of Ritual Brotherhood (adelphopoiesis)
  • Source: Byzantine Studies Conference 35, ( 2009): Pages 37 - 37.
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  • Article Type: Conference Paper Abstract
  • Subject (See Also): Byzantium Homosociality Male Friendship Ritual
  • Geographic Area: Eastern Mediterranean
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  • Abstract: In addition to marriage and godparenthood (synteknia), ritual brotherhood (adelphopoiesis) was a popular strategy for social networking in the middle and late Byzantine periods, but its roots reach back much further. The prayers for ritual brotherhood are recorded in over 60 manuscripts, beginning with the Barberini Euchologion of the late 8th century. See the entire abstract: http://www.bsana.net/conference/archives/2009/2009_abstracts.pdf
  • Author's Affiliation: University of California, Los Angeles
  • Conference Info: Byzantine Studies Conference - The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art , 2009 - Florida State University
  • Year of Publication: 2009.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 01473387
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