Medieval Monasticism Forms of Religious Life in Western Europe in the Middle Ages

ISBN-10: 0582404274
ISBN-13: 9780582404274
Edition: 3rd 2000 (Revised)
Authors: C. H. Lawrence
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Description: 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.

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Book details

List price: $64.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 11/14/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

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.

Preface to the First Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the Third Edition
Abbreviations used in the Notes
The Call of the Desert
The desert hermits
St Pachomius and the cenobitical life
St Basil
The desert tradition transmitted to the West
The first Western monks
The Rule of St Benedict
St Benedict and his biographer
The Rule and its sources
The monk's profession according to the Rule
The monk's life according to the Rule
Wandering Saints and Princely Patrons
Columbanus in Gaul
Early Irish monasticism
Columbanus and the Merovingian nobility
The double monasteries of Gaul
The mixed rule in Gaul and Spain
England and the Continent
Roman and Celtic foundations
Wearmouth and Jarrow
The Anglo-Saxon monks on the Continent
The Emperor and the Rule
The religious motives for endowment
Social convenience
Public policy
The Rule under imperial supervision
Collapse and dispersal
The Age of Cluny
The rise of Cluny
The Cluniac empire
The Cluniac ideal
Gorze and the German revival
The English revival of the tenth century
The Cloister and the World
The daily round
Monastic tasks and their distribution
Recruitment
The social and economic role
Feudal obligations
Lay patrons
Relations with bishops and secular clergy
The cloister and the schools
The Quest for the Primitive
The orders of hermits
The Rule and the desert
The Carthusians
The canons regular
The Premonstratensians
The Cistercian Model
The truth of the letter
Growth and recruitment
The constitution of the order
The general chapter
Criticism and dilution
The New Monasticism Versus the Old
St Bernard and Peter the Venerable
Reformers and traditionalists
A New Kind of Knighthood
The Templars
The Hospitallers
Decline and fall
Sisters or Handmaids
Frauenfrage--the question of the sisters
St Gilbert and the Order of Sempringham
The Cistercian nuns
A new experiment: the Beguines
The Friars
The social context
New evangelists
Franciscan origins
The Order of Preachers
The mission of the friars
Student orders
The complaint of the clergy
The place of the nuns
Other Mendicant Orders
Epilogue: The Individual and the Community
Glossary
A Cistercian abbey ground plan
Index

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