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Medieval Monasticism

Medieval Monasticism

Forms of Religious Life in Western Europe in the Middle Ages

  • Author: C.H. Lawrence
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317504682
  • Category: History
  • Page: 300
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Medieval Monasticism traces the Western Monastic tradition from its fourth century origins in the deserts of Egypt and Syria, through the many and varied forms of religious life it assumed during the Middle Ages. Hugh Lawrence explores the many sided relationship between monasteries and the secular world around them. For a thousand years, the great monastic houses and religious orders were a prominent feature of the social landscape of the West, and their leaders figured as much in the political as on the spiritual map of the medieval world. In this book many of them, together with their supporters and critics, are presented to us and speak their minds to us. We are shown, for instance, the controversy between the Benedictines and the reformed monasticism of the twelfth century and the problems that confronted women in religious life. A detailed glossary offers readers a helpful vocabulary of the subject. This book is essential reading for both students and scholars of the medieval world.

The World of Medieval Monasticism

The World of Medieval Monasticism

Its History and Forms of Life

  • Author: Gert Melville
  • Publisher: Liturgical Press
  • ISBN: 087907499X
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 462
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This book surveys the full panorama of ten centuries of Christian monastic life. It moves from the deserts of Egypt and the Frankish monasteries of early medieval Europe to the religious ruptures of the eleventh and twelfth centuries and the reforms of the later Middle Ages. Throughout that story the book balances a rich sense of detail with a broader synthetic view. It presents the history of religious life and its orders as a complex braid woven from multiple strands: individual and community, spirit and institution, rule and custom, church and world. The result is a synthesis that places religious life at the center of European history and presents its institutions as key catalysts of Europe’s move toward modernity.

Medieval Monasticism

Medieval Monasticism

Forms of Religious Life in Western Europe in the Middle Ages

  • Author: Clifford Hugh Lawrence
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • ISBN: 9780582404274
  • Category: History
  • Page: 321
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Ranging across Europe & the Middle East, this book reconstructs the internal life, experience & aims of the medieval cloister. It also explores the relationships between the monasteries & the secular world from which they drew recruits.

Medieval Monasticism

Medieval Monasticism

  • Author: Giles Constable
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 9780415322331
  • Category: Monastic and religious life
  • Page: 364
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This collection of Giles Constable's key articles on medieval monastic and ecclesiastical history provides nothing less than a comprehensive overview of research in the field. The book provides an insight into monastic life in the Middle Ages - from Germany to Normandy and from England to Sicily.

Silence and Sign Language in Medieval Monasticism

Silence and Sign Language in Medieval Monasticism

The Cluniac Tradition, c.900–1200

  • Author: Scott G. Bruce
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139467832
  • Category: History
  • Page: N.A
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Silence and Sign Language in Medieval Monasticism explores the rationales for religious silence in early medieval abbeys and the use of nonverbal forms of communication among monks when rules of silence forbade them from speaking. After examining the spiritual benefits of personal silence as a form of protection against the perils of sinful discourse in early monastic thought, this work shows how the monks of the Abbey of Cluny (founded in 910 in Burgundy) were the first to employ a silent language of meaning-specific hand signs that allowed them to convey precise information without recourse to spoken words. Scott Bruce discusses the linguistic character of the Cluniac sign language, its central role in the training of novices, the precautions taken to prevent its abuse, and the widespread adoption of this custom in other abbeys throughout Europe, which resulted in the creation of regionally specific idioms of this silent language.

Medieval Monastic Preaching

Medieval Monastic Preaching

  • Author: Carolyn Muessig
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9789004108837
  • Category: History
  • Page: 367
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This book demonstrates that monastic preaching was a diverse activity which included preaching by monks, nuns and heretics. The study offers a preliminary step in understanding how preaching shaped monastic identity in the Middle Ages.

Medieval Monasticism

Medieval Monasticism

Forms of Religious Life in Western Europe in the Middle Ages

  • Author: Clifford Hugh Lawrence
  • Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 321
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Hugh Lawrence traces the Western monastic tradition from its fourth-century origins in the deserts of Egypt and Syria, through the many and varied forms of religious life it assumed during the Middle Ages. As well as reconstructing the internal life, experience and aims of the medieval cloister, he also explores the many-sided relationships between the monasteries and the secular world around them.

Medieval Monastic Education

Medieval Monastic Education

  • Author: George Ferzoco,Carolyn Muessig
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 9780718502461
  • Category: History
  • Page: 237
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Based on an international conference held at Downside Abbey in 1999, these 14 essays address various aspects of monastic education and educational practices in England, France, Germany and the Low Countries from the 8th to 16th century. More specifically they highlight the diversity in educational practices and discuss subjects which have not been well covered in other publications such as the role of music, liturgy, physical training and the importance of female, as well as male education.

Women's Monasticism and Medieval Society

Women's Monasticism and Medieval Society

Nunneries in France and England, 890–1215

  • Author: Bruce L. Venarde
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • ISBN: 1501717243
  • Category: History
  • Page: 264
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In this engaging work, Bruce L. Venarde uncovers a largely unknown story of women's religious lives and puts female monasticism back in the mainstream of medieval ecclesiastical history. To chart the expansion of nunneries in France and England during the central Middle Ages, he presents statistics and narratives to describe growth in broad historical contexts, with special attention to social and economic change. Venarde explains that in the years 1000–1300 the number of nunneries within Europe grew tenfold. In the eleventh and twelfth centuries, religious institutions for women developed in a variety of ways, mostly outside the self-conscious reform movements that have been the traditional focus of monastic history. Not reforming monks but wandering preachers, bishops, and the women and men of local petty aristocracies made possible the foundation of new nunneries. In times of increased agrarian wealth, decentralization of power, and a shortage of potential spouses, many women decided to become nuns and proved especially adept at combining spiritual search with practical acumen. This era of expansion came to an end in the thirteenth century when forces of regulation and new economic realities reduced radically the number of new nunneries. Venarde argues that the factors encouraging and inhibiting monastic foundations for men and women were much more similar than scholars have previously assumed.

The New Cambridge Medieval History: Volume 3, C.900-c.1024

The New Cambridge Medieval History: Volume 3, C.900-c.1024

  • Author: Rosamond McKitterick,Timothy Reuter
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521364478
  • Category: History
  • Page: 891
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The standard reference survey of Europe in the tenth and early eleventh centuries.

Early Medieval Architecture

Early Medieval Architecture

  • Author: R. A. Stalley
  • Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
  • ISBN: 9780192842237
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 272
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The early middle ages were an exciting period in the history of European architecture, culminating in the development of the Romanesque style. Major architectural innovations were made during this time including the medieval castle, the church spire, and the monastic cloister. By avoiding the traditional emphasis on chronological development, Roger Stalley provides a radically new approach to the subject, exploring issues and themes rather than sequences and dates. In addition to analysing the language of the Romanesque, the book examines the engineering achievements of the builders, and clearly how the great monuments of the age were designed and constructed. Ranging from Gotland to Apulia, the richness and variety of European architecture is explored in terms of the social and religious aspirations of the time. Symbolic meanings associated with architecture are also thoroughly investigated. Written with style and humour, the lively text includes many quotations from ancientsources, providing a fascinating insight into the way that medieval buildings were created, and in the process enlivening study of this period.

The Medieval World

The Medieval World

  • Author: Peter Linehan,Janet L. Nelson
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136500057
  • Category: History
  • Page: 768
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This groundbreaking collection brings the Middle Ages to life and conveys the distinctiveness of this diverse, constantly changing period. Thirty-eight scholars bring together one medieval world from many disparate worlds, from Connacht to Constantinople and from Tynemouth to Timbuktu. This extraordinary set of reconstructions presents the reader with a vivid re-drawing of the medieval past, offering fresh appraisals of the evidence and modern historical writing. Chapters are thematically linked in four sections: identities beliefs, social values and symbolic order power and power-structures elites, organizations and groups. Packed full of original scholarship, The Medieval World is essential reading for anyone studying medieval history.

Plan and Reality in a Medieval Monastic Economy

Plan and Reality in a Medieval Monastic Economy

The Cistercians

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Middle Ages
  • Page: 332
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War and the Making of Medieval Monastic Culture

War and the Making of Medieval Monastic Culture

  • Author: Katherine Allen Smith
  • Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
  • ISBN: 1843838672
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 236
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The monastic life, traditionally considered as an area of withdrawal from the world, is here shown to be shaped by metaphors of war, and to be actively engaged with battle in the world outside.

Monasticism in late medieval England, c.1300-1535

Monasticism in late medieval England, c.1300-1535

  • Author: Martin Heale
  • Publisher: Manchester Univ Pr
  • ISBN: 9780719071751
  • Category: History
  • Page: 248
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Monasticism in Late Medieval England, c.1300-1535 provides the first collection of translated sources on this subject. The volume covers both male and female houses of all orders and sizes, and offers a range of new perspectives on the character and reputation of English monasteries in the later middle ages. The first section surveys the internal affairs of English monasteries, including recruitment, the monastic economy, standards of observance and learning. The second part looks at the relations between monasteries and the world, exploring the monastic contribution to late medieval religion and society and lay attitudes towards monks and nuns in the years leading up to the Dissolution. This book is an ideal introduction to this topic for students and scholars. Supported by an extended and accessible introduction, this collection of documents gives an unrivalled insight into the last phase of monastic life in medieval England.

Term Paper Resource Guide to Medieval History

Term Paper Resource Guide to Medieval History

  • Author: Jean S. Hamm
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 0313359679
  • Category: History
  • Page: 371
  • View: 3665
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Help students get the most out of studying medieval history with this comprehensive and practical research guide to topics and resources. * Covers 100 significant events across four continents, between 410 C.E. and 1485 C.E. * Offers an easy-to-use chronological organization that facilitates research and saves time for students, faculty, and librarians * Includes an annotated bibliography of primary source materials for each topic

The Emergence of Monasticism

The Emergence of Monasticism

From the Desert Fathers to the Early Middle Ages

  • Author: Marilyn Dunn
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0470754540
  • Category: History
  • Page: 288
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The Emergence of Monasticism offers a new approach to the subject, placing its development against the dynamic of both social and religious change. First study in any language to cover the formative period of medieval monasticism. Gives particular attention to the contribution of women to ascetic and monastic life.

Women in the Medieval Monastic World

Women in the Medieval Monastic World

  • Author: Janet Burton,Karen Stober
  • Publisher: Brepols Pub
  • ISBN: 9782503553085
  • Category: History
  • Page: 330
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There has long been a tendency among monastic historians to ignore or marginalize female participation in monastic life, but recent scholarship has begun to redress the balance, and the great contributions made by women to the religious life of the Middle Ages are now attracting increasing attention. This interdisciplinary volume draws together scholars from Spain, Italy, France, the Low Countries, Germany, Transylvania, Scandinavia, and the British Isles, and offers new insights into the history, art history, and material culture, and the religiosity and culture of medieval religious women. The different chapters within this book take a comparative approach to the emergence and spread of female monastic communities across different geographical, political, and economic settings, comparing and contrasting houses that ranged from rich, powerful royal abbeys to small, subsistence priories on the margins of society, and exploring the artistic achievements, the interaction with neighbours and secular and ecclesiastical authorities, and the spiritual lives that were led by their inhabitants. The contributors to this volume address issues as diverse as patronage and relationships with the outside world, organizational structures, the nature of Cistercian observance and identity among female houses, and the role of male authority, and in doing so, they seek to shed light on the divergences and commonalities upon which the female religious life was based.

The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Christianity

The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Christianity

  • Author: John Arnold
  • Publisher: Oxford Handbooks
  • ISBN: 0199582130
  • Category: History
  • Page: 580
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This volume brings together the latest scholarship on the beliefs, practices, and institutions of the Christian Church between 400 and 1500 AD. The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Christianity is about the beliefs, practices, and institutions of the Roman Church between 400 and 1500AD, and brings together in one volume a host of cutting-edge analysis. The book does not primarily provide a chronological narrative, but rather seeks to demonstrate the variety, change, and complexity of religion across this long period, and the numerous different ways in which modern scholarship can approach it. It presents the work of thirty academic authors, from the US, the UK, and Europe, addressing topics that range from early medieval monasticism to late medieval mysticism, from the material wealth of the Church to the spiritual exercises through which certain believers might attempt to improve their souls. Each chapter tells a story, but seeks also to ask how and why "Christianity" took on a particular shape at a particular moment, paying attention to both the spiritual and otherwordly aspects of religion, and the very material and political contexts in which they were often embedded. The book aims to be an indispensable guide to future discussion in the field--Publisher description.