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Monasticism

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  • 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...

  • 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$ 234.99

    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...

  • Lives of Spiritby Nicky Hallett

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2007; US$ 134.95

    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nuns in exile in the Low Countries between 1619 and 1794, this volume of religious women's Lives is based on previously unpublished manuscripts.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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Goscelin of Saint-Bertinby Rosalind C. Love

    Clarendon Press 2004; US$ 224.99

    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...

  • 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...