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Of meat, men and property: the troubled career of a convert nun in eighteenth-century Kiev

Sharipova, Liudmyla

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Liudmyla Sharipova liudmyla.sharipova@nottingham.ac.uk



Abstract

The article is based on the case study of Sister Asklipiodata, a Jewish convert to Christianity, who became a member of the monastic community in one of Kiev’s Orthodox convents in the second half of the eighteenth century. It explores the ways in which the non-communal way of life in Eastern Orthodox convents impacted both upon the praxis of monastic existence within the convent walls, and the relations with the secular world without. Parallel to this consideration of a lasting centrality of property ownership in Orthodox female monasticism, the article addresses the largely neglected question of Jewish assimilation in the Russian Empire prior to the Partitions of Poland (1772–93), which brought the sizeable Jewish population of the Commonwealth’s eastern borderlands in immediate contact with the Russian state.

Journal Article Type Article
Journal Journal of Ecclesiastical History
Print ISSN 0022-0469
Electronic ISSN 1469-7637
Publisher Cambridge University Press (CUP)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
APA6 Citation Sharipova, L. (in press). Of meat, men and property: the troubled career of a convert nun in eighteenth-century Kiev. Journal of Ecclesiastical History, ISSN 0022-0469
Keywords Monastery, communal living, nun, property relations, Orthodox Church, Ukrainian Hetmanate, Poland, Jewish, Kiev, Russian Empire, eighteenth century
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf
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