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Thu, Nov 28 | Royal Geographical Society

'Monks, Hermits and the Natural World: 300 – 650AD'

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Time & Location

Nov 28, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM
Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, Kensington, London SW7 2AR, UK

About the Event

The holy men and hermits of late antiquity are distinctive features of early Christianity, often linked to its monasteries, including St Catherine's of Sinai. This lecture considers the realities and textual representations of their relations with animals, landscapes, birds and plants. It contrasts the use and presentation of such items in pagan history, literature and philosophy.

Robin Lane Fox is Emeritus Fellow of New College, Oxford. His books include Pagans and Christians and Augustine: Conversions to Confessions, the 2016 Wolfson History Prize winner. His new book, on early Greek medicine, will be published in 2020.

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