Monastic Reform as Process: Realities and Representations in Medieval Flanders, 900-1100

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The history of monastic institutions in the Middle Ages may at first appear remarkably uniform and predictable. Medieval commentators and modern scholars have observed how monasteries of the tenth to early twelfth centuries experienced long periods of stasis alternating with bursts of rapid development known as reforms. Charismatic leaders by sheer force of will, and by assiduously recruiting the support of the ecclesiastical and lay elites, pushed monasticism forward toward reform, remediating the inevitable decline of ...

Monastic Reform as Process: Realities and Representations in Medieval Flanders, 900-1100 2017, Cornell University Press, Ithaca

ISBN-13: 9781501710650

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Monastic Reform as Process: Realities and Representations in Medieval Flanders, 900-1100 2013, Cornell University Press, Ithaca

ISBN-13: 9780801451713

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