Nouvelle acquisition : The pursuit of salvation : community, space, and discilpine in early medieval monasticism

DIEM Elbrecht (éd.)
The pursuit of salvation : community, space, and discilpine in early medieval monasticism : with a critical edition and translation of the « Regula cuiusdam ad uirgines » 
Turnhout : Brepols, 2021, 687 p.
Collection Disciplina Monastica ; 13
ISBN 978-2-503-58960-2

EUR 1078

Résumé éditeur :

A history of the monastic pursuit of eternal salvation in the early medieval West, revolving around a seventh-century monastic rule for nuns, the Regula cuiusdam ad uirgines (« Someone’s Rule for Virgins »)

The seventh-century Regula cuiusdam ad uirgines (Someone’s Rule for Virgins), which was most likely written by Jonas of Bobbio, the hagiographer of the Irish monk Columbanus, forms an ideal point of departure for writing a new history of the emergence of Western monasticism understood as a history of the individual and collective attempt to pursue eternal salvation.
The book provides a critical edition and translation of the Regula cuiusdam ad uirgines and a roadmap for such a new history revolving around various aspects of monastic discipline, such as the agency of the community, the role of enclosure, authority and obedience, space and boundaries, confession and penance, sleep and silence, excommunication and expulsion. (4e de couv.)

Albrecht Diem, Associate Professor of Late Antique and Early Medieval History at Syracuse University


Vous aimerez aussi...

Laisser un commentaire

Votre adresse e-mail ne sera pas publiée. Les champs obligatoires sont indiqués avec *

Ce site utilise Akismet pour réduire les indésirables. En savoir plus sur comment les données de vos commentaires sont utilisées.

Rechercher dans OpenEdition Search

Vous allez être redirigé vers OpenEdition Search