IVANOV, S. A.,
Holy Fools in Byzantium and Beyond.
Oxford University Press, 2006. 496p. Hardback. Series: Oxford Studies in Byzantium. Ivanov shows himself to be keenly attuned to all the main questions presented by the phenomenon of holy folly, as well as thedecisive role of the hagiographer...he always manages to add something new, to say something fresh...Still, this book is a gift. Throughly researched, well documented, chock-full of insights- and, one should add, exquisitely translated-it is the best exsisting monograph on the subject. Peter C. Bouteneff Logos: A Journal of Eastern Christian Studies 04/11/2008 (Publisher's information).