The Benedictines in the Middle Ages (Monastic Orders) by James G. Clark

By James G. Clark

the lads and girls that the sixth-century customs of Benedict of Nursia (c.480-c.547) shaped the main enduring, influential, quite a few and common spiritual order of the Latin heart a while. Their liturgical perform, and their got style for studying, served as a version for the medieval church as an entire: whereas new orders arose, they took a few of their customs, and their observant andspiritual outlook, from the Regula Benedicti. The Benedictines can also be counted one of the founders of medieval Europe. in lots of areas of the continent they created, or consolidated, the 1st Christian groups; in addition they directed the advance in their social supplier, economic system, and surroundings, and exerted a strong impression on their rising cultural and highbrow trends.
This e-book, the 1st comparative examine of its sort, follows the Benedictine Order over 11 centuries, from their early diaspora to the problem of continental reformation.

JamesG. Clark is Professor of heritage, collage of Exeter.

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