Claudia Rapp - Selected Publications#


Holy Bishops in Late Antiquity: The Nature of Christian Leadership in a Time of Transition (Berkeley etc., California University Press, 2005; paperback 2013)

Brother-Making in Late Antiquity and Byzantium: Monks, Laymen, and Christian Ritual (Oxford University Press, 2016)

Edited Books

The City in the Classical and Post-Classical World. Changing Contexts of Power and Identity, ed. C. Rapp, H. Drake (Cambridge University Press: New York 2014)

Pilgrimage to Jerusalem: Journeys, Destinations, Experiences Across Times and Cultures, ed. F. Daim, J. Pahlitzsch, J. Patrich, C. Rapp, J. Seligman, Byzanz zwischen Orient und Okzident 19 (Mainz, 2020)

Mobility and Migration: A Byzantine Sourcebook (Göttingen and Vienna, 2023)

New Light on Old Manuscripts: The Sinai Palimpsests and Other Advances in Palimpsest Studies, ed. C. Rapp, G. Rossetto, J. Grusková, G. Kessel (Vienna, 2023)


‘Byzantine Hagiographers as Antiquarians, 7th to 10th century,’ in Bosphorus, ed. C. Rapp, S. Efthymiadis, D. Tsougarakis (Amsterdam, 1995 =Byzantinische Forschungen, 21), 31-44

‘Figures of Female Sanctity: Byzantine Edifying Manuscripts and their Audience,’ Dumbarton Oaks Papers 50 (1996), 313-344

‘‘For Next to God, You are My Salvation’: Reflections on the Rise of the Holy Man in Late Antiquity,’ in The Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages. Essays on the Contribution of Peter Brown, ed. J. Howard-Johnston, P. A. Hayward (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999), 63-81

‘Holy Texts, Holy Books, Holy Scribes: Aspects of Scriptural Holiness in Late Antiquity,’ in The Early Christian Book, ed. W. Klingshirn, L. Safran (Washington, D.C.: Catholic University Press, 2006), 194-222

‘Hellenism and Identity in Byzantium,’ Hellenisms. Culture, Identity, and Ethnicity from Antiquity to Modernity, ed. K. Zacharia (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2008), 127-148

‘The Literature of Early Monasticism: Purpose and Genre between Tradition and Innovation,’ Unclassical Traditions. Alternatives to the Classical Past in Late Antiquity, ed. R. Flower, C. Kelly, M. Williams, Cambridge Classical Journal, Supplement (Cambridge, 2010), 119-130

‘Polis-Imperium-Oikoumene: A World Reconfigured’, The City in the Classical and Post-Classical World. Changing Contexts of Power and Identity, ed. C. Rapp, H.A. Drake (Cambridge University Press, New York, 2014), 1-13 (co-authored with H.A. Drake)

‘The Social Organization of Early Monasticism in the East: Challenging Old Paradigms,’ Monachesimi d’Oriente e d’Occidente nell’Alto Medioevo, LXIV Settimana di Studi sull’Alto Medioevo (Spoleto, 2017), 33-54

‘Secluded Place or Global Magnet? The Monastery of Saint Catherine in the Sinai and its Multi-Layered Manuscript Collection,’ Global Byzantium. Papers of the 50th Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, ed. L. Brubaker, R. Darley (Routledge, 2022)

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