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Illustrating the Vitae patrum: The Rise of the Eremitic Ideal in Fourteenth-Century Italy

Royce Hall Room 314

The Annual Richard & Mary Rouse History of the Book Lecture In the late third and fourth centuries, a number of men and women from Egypt, Palestine, and Syria chose to make a daring break with society, renouncing their familial claims and wealth so that they could lead a life of perfection in the desert....