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Monasticism

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  • Nunsby Silvia Evangelisti

    OUP Oxford 2008; 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. 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...

  • Historia Ecclesie Abbendonensisby John Hudson

    Clarendon Press 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...

  • A Monastic Renaissance at St Albansby James G. Clark

    Clarendon Press 2004; US$ 204.99

    A Monastic Renaissance at St Albans is a study of intellectual life - teaching, preaching, the production of books, and the pursuit of scholarship - at one of England's greatest monasteries at the end of the Middle Ages. It has always been assumed that the monasteries fell into decline long before the Dissolution, but this study demonstrates the continuing... more...

  • Lives of Spiritby Dr Nicky Hallett; Ms Anne Lake Prescott; Dr Betty S Travitsky

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    Nicky Hallett has uncovered a major new source of material by and about English nuns living in exile in the Low Countries during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. This volume presents the women's voices in unmediated form, direct in all their vibrancy, with an extensive introduction that provides historical and cultural contexts for an understanding... more...

  • The Premonstratensian Order in Late Medieval Englandby Joseph A. Gribbin

    Boydell & Brewer 2000; US$ 99.00

    Detailed study of monastic life of the English white canons, based on 15c visitation records. more...

  • Reading in the Wildernessby Jessica Brantley

    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...

  • Goscelin of Saint-Bertin: The Hagiography of the Female Saints of Elyby Rosalind C. Love

    Clarendon Press 2004; US$ 244.99

    From the tenth century, the monastic community at Ely venerated a group of female saints: ∆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 Eormenhild;... more...