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The Resource The emergence of monasticism : from the Desert Fathers to the early Middle Ages, Marilyn Dunn, (electronic resource)

The emergence of monasticism : from the Desert Fathers to the early Middle Ages, Marilyn Dunn, (electronic resource)

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The emergence of monasticism : from the Desert Fathers to the early Middle Ages
Title
The emergence of monasticism
Title remainder
from the Desert Fathers to the early Middle Ages
Statement of responsibility
Marilyn Dunn
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "This is the first book to provide a account of the emergence of monasticism from its roots in late antiquity and its transition to the early medieval West. Beginning with the search for individual perfection in the context of the religious and social climate of fourth-century Egypt, it traces the adoption and transformation of monastic ideas and practices first by the elites of the western Roman Empire and later by the royalty and aristocracy of the so-called 'barbarian' kingdoms, including the Franks and Anglo-Saxons. It tracks the development of monastic rules and includes sections on female asceticism and monasticism, on Irish monasticism and its influence, and the developing theology of afterlife and intercession
  • This unique work is based on a detailed consideration of the texts, their use and adaptation, and is the first treatment of the subject to draw together social and religious approaches. The book offers a number of original perspectives on major issues and controversies."--BOOK JACKET
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Dunn, Marilyn
Dewey number
271
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Wiley InterScience (Online service)
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Monastic and religious life
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The emergence of monasticism : from the Desert Fathers to the early Middle Ages, Marilyn Dunn, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
The emergence of Christian eremitism -- The development of communal life -- Women in early monasticism -- The meaning of asceticism -- The evolution of monasticism in the West -- The Rule of St. Benedict and its Italian setting -- Britain and Ireland -- Irish peregrini and European monasticism -- England in the seventh century
Control code
ocn212176284
Dimensions
24 cm
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unknown
Extent
vii, 280 p.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780470754580
Note
Wiley
Other control number
10.1002/9780470754580
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)212176284
Label
The emergence of monasticism : from the Desert Fathers to the early Middle Ages, Marilyn Dunn, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
The emergence of Christian eremitism -- The development of communal life -- Women in early monasticism -- The meaning of asceticism -- The evolution of monasticism in the West -- The Rule of St. Benedict and its Italian setting -- Britain and Ireland -- Irish peregrini and European monasticism -- England in the seventh century
Control code
ocn212176284
Dimensions
24 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
vii, 280 p.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780470754580
Note
Wiley
Other control number
10.1002/9780470754580
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)212176284

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