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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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nuns in exile in the Low Countries between 1619 and 1794, this volume of religious women's Lives is based on previously unpublished manuscripts.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...
- 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...
- Boydell & Brewer 2000; US$ 99.00
Detailed study of monastic life of the English white canons, based on 15c visitation records. more...
- University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 38.00
Just as twenty-first-century technologies like blogs and wikis have transformed the once private act of reading into a public enterprise, devotional reading experiences in the Middle Ages were dependent upon an oscillation between the solitary and the communal. In Reading in the Wilderness , Jessica Brantley uses tools from both literary criticism... more...
- Clarendon Press 2004; US$ 244.99
From the tenth century, the monastic community at Ely venerated a group of female saints: --AElig--;thelthryth, its founding patroness, who died in 679, supposedly a virgin despite two marriages; her sister Seaxburh; another supposed sister Wihtburh, whose remains had been stolen by the monks of Ely from her tomb in Norfolk; Seaxburgh's daughter... more...