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Monasticism

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  • Equal in Monastic Professionby Penelope D. Johnson

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 38.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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: Æthelthryth, 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...