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The Cambridge History of Medieval Monasticism in the Latin West

The Cambridge History of Medieval Monasticism in the Latin West
Origins to the Eleventh Century

Volume 1

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Alison I. Beach, Isabelle Cochelin, Albrecht Diem, Claudia Rapp, Anne-Marie Helvétius, Michel Kaplan, Anne Boud'Hors, Muriel Debié, Bénédicte Lesieur, Darlene L. Brooks Hedstrom, Hendrik Dey, Mariachiara Giorda, Peter Jeffery, David Brakke, Roberto Alciati, Philip Rousseau, Pablo C. Díaz, Eliana Magnani, Sébastien Bully, Eleonora Destefanis, Isabelle Réal, Gordon Blennemann, Lisa Bitel, Michel Lauwers, Felice Lifshitz, Scott Bruce, Valerie Ramseyer, Jesse Billett, Rutger Kramer, John Contreni, Jean-Pierre Devroey, Janneke Raaijmakers, Christopher Andrew Jones, Adam Cohen, Alison Beach, Andra Juganaru, Isabelle Rosé, Steven Vanderputten, Christof Rolker, John Howe
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  • Publication planned for: January 2020
  • availability: Not yet published - available from January 2020
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107042094

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  • Monasticism, in all of its variations, was a feature of almost every landscape in the medieval West. So ubiquitous were religious women and men throughout the Middle Ages that all medievalists encounter monasticism in their intellectual worlds. While there is enormous interest in medieval monasticism among Anglophone scholars, language is often a barrier to accessing some of the most important and groundbreaking research emerging from Europe. The Cambridge History of Medieval Monasticism in the Latin West offers a comprehensive treatment of medieval monasticism, from Late Antiquity to the end of the Middle Ages. The essays, specially commissioned for this volume and written by an international team of scholars, with contributors from Australia, Belgium, Canada, England, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, and the United States, cover a range of topics and themes and represent the most up-to-date discoveries on this topic.

    • Articles pitched at a level appropriate both for graduate students in medieval studies and specialists in various sub-fields
    • Offers insights and perspectives from the disciplines of archaeology, art history, history, music, theology, literary studies, and others
    • Offers a history of monasticism in which women's contributions are integral
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    • Publication planned for: January 2020
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107042094
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 mm
    • weight: 0.5kg
    • availability: Not yet published - available from January 2020
  • Table of Contents

    1. General introduction Alison I. Beach and Isabelle Cochelin
    Part I. The Origins of Christian Monasticism to the Eighth Century:
    2. The monastic laboratory: perspectives of research in late Antique and early medieval monasticism Albrecht Diem and Claudia Rapp
    3. Re-reading monastic traditions: Monks and Nuns, East and West, from the origins to c. 750 Anne-Marie Helvétius, Michel Kaplan, Anne Boud'Hors, Muriel Debié and Bénédicte Lesieur
    4. The archaeology of the earliest monasteries Darlene L. Brooks Hedstrom and Hendrik Dey
    5. Egyptian Nuns in late Antiquity as Exemplars Mariachiara Giorda
    6. Psalmody and prayer in early monasticism Peter Jeffery
    7. Heterodoxy and monasticism around the Mediterranean Sea David Brakke
    8. The invention of Western monastic literature: texts and communities Roberto Alciati
    9. Monastic rules (4th–9th c.) Albrecht Diem and Philip Rousseau
    10. Social plurality and monastic diversity in late Antique Hispania (6th–8th c.) Pablo C. Díaz
    11. Female house ascetics from the fourth to the twelfth century Eliana Magnani
    12. The archaeology of the earliest monasteries in Italy and France (5th–8th c.): state of the question Sébastien Bully and Eleonora Destefanis
    13. Nuns and Monks at work: equality or distinction between the sexes? A study of Frankish monasteries from the sixth to the tenth century Isabelle Réal
    14. Ascetic prayer for the dead in the early medieval West Gordon Blennemann
    15. Monastic identity in early medieval Ireland Lisa Bitel
    16. Constructing monastic space in the early and central medieval West (5th–12th c.) Michel Lauwers
    17. The economy of Byzantine monasteries Michel Kaplan
    Part II. The Carolingians to the Eleventh Century:
    18. The historiography of ventral medieval Western monasticism Felice Lifshitz
    19. Sources for the history of monasticism in the central Middle Ages (c. 800–1100) Scott Bruce
    20. Questions of monastic identity in medieval Southern Italy and Sicily (c. 500–1200) Valerie Ramseyer
    21. Discerning 'reform' in monastic liturgy (c. 750–1050) Jesse Billett
    22. Monasticism, reform and authority in the Carolingian Era Rutger Kramer
    23. Carolingian monastic schools and reform John Contreni
    24. Monastic economics in the Carolingian Age Jean-Pierre Devroey
    25. Missions on the Northern and Eastern frontiers, c. 700–1100 Janneke Raaijmakers
    26. Minsters and monasticism in Anglo-Saxon England Christopher Andrew Jones
    27. Monastic art and architecture, c. 700–1100: material and immaterial worlds Adam Cohen
    28. Monastic daily life (c. 750–1100): a tight community shielded by an outer court Isabelle Cochelin
    29. The double monastery as an historiographical problem (4th–12th c.) Alison Beach and Andra Juganaru
    30. Interactions between Monks and the lay nobility (from the Carolingian Era through the eleventh century) Isabelle Rosé
    31. Monastic reform in the tenth to early twelfth century Steven Vanderputten
    32. Monastic canon law in the tenth, eleventh and twelfth centuries Christof Rolker
    33. Eastern influence on Western monasticism, 850–1050 John Howe.

  • Editors

    Alison Beach, Ohio State University
    Alison Beach is Associate Professor of History at Ohio State University. She is author of The Trauma of Monastic Reform: Community and Conflict in Twelfth-Century Germany (Cambridge, 2017) and Women as Scribes: Book Production and Monastic Reform in Twelfth-Century Bavaria (Cambridge, 2004).

    Isabelle Cochelin, University of Toronto
    Isabelle Cochelin is Associate Professor of History at the University of Toronto. She is co-editor of several volumes, most recently From Learning to Love: Schools, Laws, and Pastoral Care in the Middle Ages (2017).

    Contributors

    Alison I. Beach, Isabelle Cochelin, Albrecht Diem, Claudia Rapp, Anne-Marie Helvétius, Michel Kaplan, Anne Boud'Hors, Muriel Debié, Bénédicte Lesieur, Darlene L. Brooks Hedstrom, Hendrik Dey, Mariachiara Giorda, Peter Jeffery, David Brakke, Roberto Alciati, Philip Rousseau, Pablo C. Díaz, Eliana Magnani, Sébastien Bully, Eleonora Destefanis, Isabelle Réal, Gordon Blennemann, Lisa Bitel, Michel Lauwers, Felice Lifshitz, Scott Bruce, Valerie Ramseyer, Jesse Billett, Rutger Kramer, John Contreni, Jean-Pierre Devroey, Janneke Raaijmakers, Christopher Andrew Jones, Adam Cohen, Alison Beach, Andra Juganaru, Isabelle Rosé, Steven Vanderputten, Christof Rolker, John Howe

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