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The I.B. Tauris history of monasticism : the western tradition

Author: G R Evans
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2016.
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From the earliest centuries of the church, asceticism and the contemplative life have been profoundly important aspects of western Christianity. And in assessing the glories of western civilization, perhaps the best place to start is within medieval monastic institutions, not outside of them. For while monasteries withdrew from the main currents of their societies, until the rise of universities in the 12th century  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: G R Evans
ISBN: 9781848853768 1848853769
OCLC Number: 936200150
Description: xviii, 297 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: I. How it all began --
II. Monks go West --
III. first Western Rules for monks and nuns --
IV. Coda: Western monasticism takes stock --
V. new age of monastic experiment --
VI. Reformation and dissolution --
VII. Enlightenment and suppression --
VIII. Nineteenth-century experiments --
IX. Modern Western monasticism.
Other Titles: History of monasticism
Responsibility: G. R. Evans.

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In this first general history of monasticism since 1900, Andrea Dickens explores the cloistered communities and individuals who have aspired to the ascetic ideal in their religious life, assessing  Read more...

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