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Authority and asceticism from Augustine to Gregory the Great

Author: Conrad Leyser
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
Series: Oxford historical monographs.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When barbarians invaded the Roman Empire in the years around 400 AD, Christian monks hid their cloisters. Conrad Leyser shows that monks in the early medieval West were, in fact, pioneers in the creation of a new language of moral authority.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Conrad Leyser
ISBN: 0198208685 9780198208686
OCLC Number: 44391633
Description: xii, 221 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Augustine and the problem of authority --
The moral science of John Cassian --
The pastoral arts of the rhethor Pomerius --
The pure speech of Caesarius of Arles --
The anonymity of the Rule of St. Benedict --
The weakness of Gregory --
A language of power.
Series Title: Oxford historical monographs.
Responsibility: Conrad Leyser.
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