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  • Negotiating Clerical Identitiesby Jennifer D. Thibodeaux

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 110.00

    Clerics in the Middle Ages were subjected to differing ideals of masculinity, both from within the Church and from lay society. The historians in this volume interrogate the meaning of masculine identity for the medieval clergy, by considering a wide range of sources, time periods and geographical contexts. more...

  • A Search for Solitudeby Thomas Merton

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 14.99

    The third volume of Thomas Merton's journals chronicles Merton's attempts to reconcile his desire for solitude and contemplation with the demands of his new-found celebrity status within the strictures of conventional monastic life. more...

  • Send me Godby M. Cawley

    Brepols Publishers 2003; US$ 95.00

    In the early 13th century the diocese of Liège witnessed an extraordinary religious revival, known to us largely through the abundant corpus of saints' lives from that region. Holy women were held up by their biographers as models of orthodoxy and miraculous powers. Less familiar but no less fascinating are the male saints of the region. In this volume... more...

  • The Short Chronicleby Jeanne de Jussie; Carrie F. Klaus

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 25.00

    Jeanne de Jussie (1503?61) experienced the Protestant Reformation from within the walls of the Convent of Saint Clare in Geneva. In her impassioned and engaging Short Chronicle , she offers a singular account of the Reformation, reporting not only on the larger clashes between Protestants and Catholics but also on events in her convent?devious city... more...

  • Contextualizing Cassianby Richard J. Goodrich

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 154.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • Equal in Monastic Professionby Penelope D. Johnson

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 35.00

    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...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 48.00

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

  • The Intellectual Foundations of the English Benedictine Reformby Mechthild Gretsch

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 56.00

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