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Monasticism

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  • The Heads of Religious Housesby David Knowles; C. N. L. Brooke; Vera C. M. London

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 45.00

    A reissue, with substantial corrections, of a classic research tool in medieval religious history. more...

  • The Intellectual Foundations of the English Benedictine Reformby Mechthild Gretsch

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 54.00

    This book explores intellectual foundations of the Benedictine reform in tenth-century England. more...

  • Emergence of Monasticismby Marilyn Dunn

    Wiley 2008; US$ 76.95

    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. more...

  • Life and Death in a Venetian Conventby Sister Bartolomea Riccoboni; Daniel Bornstein

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 20.00

    These works by Sister Bartolomea Riccoboni offer an intimate portrait of the women who inhabited the Venetian convent of Corpus Domini, where they shared a religious life bounded physically by the convent wall and organized temporally by the rhythms of work and worship. At the same time, they show how this cloistered community vibrated with news of... more...

  • Contextualizing Cassianby Richard J. Goodrich

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 124.99

    A study of how John Cassian, a fifth-century Gallic author, tried to direct and reshape the development of Western monasticism. Richard J. Goodrich focuses on how Cassian's ascetic treatises were tailored to persuade a wealthy, aristocratic audience to adopt a more stringent, Christ-centred monastic life. - ;Richard J. Goodrich examines the attempt... more...

  • Nunsby Silvia Evangelisti

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 30.99

    The fascinating story of the women who have lived in religious communities, from the dawn of the modern age onwards - their ideals and achievements, frustrations and failures, and their attempts to reach out to the society around them. - ;Cloistered and inaccessible 'brides of Christ'? Or socially engaged women, active in the outside world... more...

  • Historia Ecclesie Abbendonensis, 1by John Hudson

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 249.99

    The History of the Church of Abingdon is one of the most valuable local histories produced in the Middle Ages. Volume I, which covers the period from the reputed foundation of the abbey and its estates to c.1071, provides vital information and insights for historians working on the legal, monastic, and ecclesiastical affairs of the great English monasteries... more...

  • Equal in Monastic Professionby Penelope D. Johnson

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 30.00

    In this study of the manner in which medieval nuns lived, Penelope Johnson challenges facile stereotypes of nuns living passively under monastic rule, finding instead that collectively they were empowered by their communal privileges and status to think and act without many of the subordinate attitudes of secular women. In the words of one abbess... more...

  • Lives of Spiritby Nicky Hallett

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2007; US$ 139.95

    Yielding a wealth of new material concerning the lives of English nuns in exile in the Low Countries between 1619 and 1794, this volume of religious women's Lives is based on previously unpublished manuscripts. An extensive introduction provides historical and cultural contexts for an understanding of the Lives, and a reappraisal of the self-representation... more...

  • Wandering, Begging Monksby Daniel Caner

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 15.95

    An apostolic lifestyle characterized by total material renunciation, homelessness, and begging was practiced by monks throughout the Roman Empire in the fourth and fifth centuries. Such monks often served as spiritual advisors to urban aristocrats whose patronage gave them considerable authority and independence from episcopal control. more...