Azarya’s examination of the delicate symbiosis between the lay and monastic communities is sensitive and sociologically acute. The contrasts of the Armenian quarter shed light on the differences between types of collectives, and illustrate the ways in which people stubbornly accomplish the mingling of what seem incompatible rules for living.


Victor AZARYA is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology and Social Anthopology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Book Informations:

Year 1984
Number of pages 252
Tertiary title Urban Life Behind Monastery Walls
Editor University of California Press
Editor's City Berkeley (California)
Support's Format 15x22
Volume type Relié
ISBN Number 978-0520047495
Types of work
  • Anglais


AZARYA Victor Professeur de sociologie, Hebrew university of Jerusalem, Israël (en 1995)