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Title Ecclesia in medio nationis : reflections on the study of monasticism in the central Middle Ages / edited by Steven Vanderputten & Brigitte Meijns = Ecclesia in medio nationis : réflexions sur l'étude du monachisme au Moyen Âge central / edité par Steven Vanderputten & Brigitte Meijns
Published Leuven : Leuven University Press, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (215 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Mediaevalia Lovaniensia ; 42
Mediaevalia Lovaniensia ; ser. 1, studia 42
Contents Les moines et leur vie communautaire du IXe au XIIe siècle / Isabelle Rosé -- Monachisme et aristocratie aux Xe-XIe siècles / Florian Mazel -- Société seigneuriale, réformes ecclésiales / Nicholas Ruffini & Jean-François Nieus -- Communautés religieuses bénédictine et environnement économique, IXe-XIIe siècles / Alexis Wilkin -- Les communautés religieuses du Moyen Age central et la recherche des réformes monastiques en Allemagne / Harald Sellner -- Inside and outside : some considerations about cloistral boundaries in the Central Middle Ages / Gert Melville -- The monastic world view in the artistic tradition / Diane Reilly
Summary The role of monastic institutions in society during the Central Middle Ages has been much debated in medieval studies. Some scholars saw monasticism as the principal motivator of economic, social, intellectual and spiritual' progress in human society, while others regarded monastic ideology as fundamentally anti-social and oriented towards itself. Today monasticism is studied as a social entity which needed interactions with the outside world, not only to subsist in a physical sense, but also to give a clear sense of purpose to its members. This volume seeks to identify some of the major questions that will dominate research into monasticism in the years to come. Contributions deal with the evolution of monasticism itself, its links with aristocracy, the economic relations of religious communities and their physical and ideological bounderies, and the representation of the outside world in monastic manuscripts
Notes Rev. version of papers originally presented at a symposium held Oct. 23, 2008 at the Catholic University of Leuven
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Chiefly French; includes two contributions in English
Description based on print version record
Subject Monasticism and religious orders -- History -- Middle Ages, 600-1500 -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
History.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Meijns, Brigitte.
Vanderputten, Steven.
ISBN 9058678873
9461661118 (electronic bk)
9789058678874
9789461661111 (electronic bk)
Other Titles Reflections on the study of monasticism in the central Middle Ages
Réflexions sur l'étude du monachisme au moyen âge central