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Author Matarasso, Pauline Maud.

Title The Cistercian world : monastic writings of the twelfth century / translated and edited with an introduction by Pauline Matarasso
Published Ringwood, Vic. : Penguin (Firm), 1993


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Description xviii, 318 pages ; 20 cm
Series Penguin classics.
Contents Introduction -- Abbreviations -- The monastic horarium -- Cîteaux: the early years -- Bernard of Clairvaux -- William of St. Thierry -- Guerric of Igny -- Amedeus of Lausanne -- Aelred of Rievaulx -- Isaac of Stella -- Gilbert of Hoyland -- John of Ford -- Adam of Perseigne -- A description of Clairvaux -- Through memory's door
Summary The Cistercian Order was born in Burgundy at the start of the twelfth century as a movement of radical renewal - an Order that survives to this day with the greater part of its written heritage preserved. This volume brings together a selection of its finest works, which speak powerfully across the centuries to modern readers. Writings by St Bernard of Clairvaux (c. 1090-1153) - including his letters, "The Life of Malachy the Irishman", sermons on the "Song of Songs" and the sharply satirical "Apologia for Abbot William" - reveal him to be a highly individual and influential writer of the Middle Ages. Also included here are a charming description of Clairvaux, biographies of abbots and a series of exemplary stories, all drawing on the Scriptures to express intensely personal forms of monastic theology
Analysis Cistercians - Spiritual authors
Notes Translated from the Latin P. Matarasso
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-[319])
Notes Translated from the Latin
Subject Cistercians -- Spiritual life -- Early works to 1800.
Cistercians -- Spiritual life.
Trappists -- Spiritual life.
Christian literature, Latin (Medieval and modern) -- Translations into English.
Latin literature, Medieval and modern.
Monastic and religious life -- Early works to 1800.
Monastic and religious life.
Monasticism and religious orders -- History -- Middle Ages, 600-1500 -- Sources.
Spiritual life -- Christianity -- History of doctrines -- Middle Ages, 600-1500 -- Sources.
Author Matarasso, Pauline Maud.
LC no. 94141205
ISBN 0140433562 (paperback)