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The Emergence of Monasticism

Hardback|Dec 2000
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'An indispensable and valuable book.' Times Literary Supplement '... the book succeeds admirably in making technical material accessible to the general reader.' English Historical Review 'The goal of this work, very successfully achieved, is a comprehensive view of monastic history...


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'An indispensable and valuable book.' Times Literary Supplement '... the book succeeds admirably in making technical material accessible to the general reader.' English Historical Review 'The goal of this work, very successfully achieved, is a comprehensive view of monastic history ... throughout the book [Dunn] brings the reader quickly to understand a host of scholarly controversies without overburdening her text. Speculum '... a thorough reading of the major secondary studies of the past generation ... The extensive notes, substantial biliography and detailed index will be of great use.' Ecclesiastical History "This deserves to be widely recommended... a fascinating and thorough book" Morwenna Ludlow, Mind
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Preface. List of Abbreviations. 1. The Emergence of Christian Eremiticism. 2. The Development of Communal Life. 3. Women in Early Monasticism. 4. The Meaning of Asceticism. 5. The Evolution of Monasticism in the West. 6. The Rule of St Benedicts and its Italian Setting. 7. Britain and Ireland. 8. Irish peregrini and European Monasticism. 9. Monasticism and Society in the Seventh Century. Bibliography. Index.
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"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.
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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 187654
  • Product Code 0631134638
  • EAN 9780631134633
  • Pages 288
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Blackwell Publishing
  • Publication Date Dec 2000
  • Dimensions 229 x 152 x 27mm
  • Weight 0.541kg

Marilyn Dunn

Marilyn Dunn is a graduate of Edinburgh University and a Senior Lecturer in Medieval History at the University of Glasgow. She has published work on religious and Byzantine history.

  • Preface. List Of Abbreviations. 1. The Emergence Of Christian Eremiticism. 2. The Development Of Communal Life. 3. Women In Early Monasticism. 4. The Meaning Of Asceticism. 5. The Evolution Of Monasticism In The West. 6. The Rule Of St Benedicts And Its Italian Setting. 7. Britain And Ireland. 8. Irish Peregrini And European Monasticism. 9. Monasticism And Society In The Seventh Century. Bibliography. Index.

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