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Title Western monasticism ante litteram : the space of monastic observance in late antiquity and the early Middle Ages / Hendrik Dey & Elizabeth Fentress, eds

Publ Info Turnhout : Brepols, 2011
 RWU Main Library  BR195.M65 W47 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript 387 pages : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Disciplina monastica ; 7
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
"Space has always played a crucial part in defining the place that monks and nuns occupy in the world. Even during the first centuries of the monastic phenomenon, when the possible varieties of monastic practice were nearly infinite, there was a common thread in the need to differentiate the monk from the rest: whatever else they were supposed to be, monks were beings apart, unique, in some sense separate from the mainstream. The physical contours of monastic topographies, natural and constructed, are thus fundamental to an understanding of how early monks went about defining the parameters of their everyday lives, their modes of religious observance, and their interactions with the larger world around them. The group of eminent historians and archaeologists present at the American Academy in Rome in March, 2007 for the conference 'Western monasticism ante litteram'"--Back cover
LC subject Monasticism and religious orders -- History -- Early church, ca. 30-600 -- Congresses
Monasticism and religious orders -- History -- Middle Ages, 600-1500 -- Congresses
Monasteries -- Europe -- History -- To 1500 -- Congresses
Add Author Dey, Hendrik W., 1976-
Fentress, Elizabeth
ISBN 9782503540917 (pbk.)
2503540910 (pbk.)