Publication – « The Cambridge History of Medieval Monasticism in the Latin West, I : Origins to the Eleventh Century » et « II : The High and Late Middle Ages », dir. Alison I. Beach et Isabelle Cochelin

Monasticism, in all of its variations, was a feature of almost every landscape in the medieval West. So ubiquitous were religious women and men throughout the Middle Ages that all medievalists encounter monasticism in their intellectual worlds. While there is enormous interest in medieval monasticism among Anglophone scholars, language is often a barrier to accessing some of the most important and groundbreaking research emerging from Europe. The Cambridge History of Medieval Monasticism in the Latin West offers a comprehensive treatment of medieval monasticism, from Late Antiquity to the end of the Middle Ages. The essays, specially commissioned for this volume and written by an international team of scholars, with contributors from Australia, Belgium, Canada, England, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, and the United States, cover a range of topics and themes and represent the most up-to-date discoveries on this topic.


Table des matières :

I : Origins to the Eleventh Century

1. General introduction Alison I. Beach and Isabelle Cochelin

Part I. The Origins of Christian Monasticism to the Eighth Century:

2. The monastic laboratory: perspectives of research in late Antique and early medieval monasticism Albrecht Diem and Claudia Rapp
3. Re-reading monastic traditions: Monks and Nuns, East and West, from the origins to c. 750 Anne-Marie Helvétius, Michel Kaplan, Anne Boud’Hors, Muriel Debié and Bénédicte Lesieur
4. The archaeology of the earliest monasteries Darlene L. Brooks Hedstrom and Hendrik Dey
5. Egyptian Nuns in late Antiquity as Exemplars Mariachiara Giorda
6. Psalmody and prayer in early monasticism Peter Jeffery
7. Heterodoxy and monasticism around the Mediterranean Sea David Brakke
8. The invention of Western monastic literature: texts and communities Roberto Alciati
9. Monastic rules (4th–9th c.) Albrecht Diem and Philip Rousseau
10. Social plurality and monastic diversity in late Antique Hispania (6th–8th c.) Pablo C. Díaz
11. Female house ascetics from the fourth to the twelfth century Eliana Magnani
12. The archaeology of the earliest monasteries in Italy and France (5th–8th c.): state of the question Sébastien Bully and Eleonora Destefanis
13. Nuns and Monks at work: equality or distinction between the sexes? A study of Frankish monasteries from the sixth to the tenth century Isabelle Réal
14. Ascetic prayer for the dead in the early medieval West Gordon Blennemann
15. Monastic identity in early medieval Ireland Lisa Bitel
16. Constructing monastic space in the early and central medieval West (5th–12th c.) Michel Lauwers
17. The economy of Byzantine monasteries Michel Kaplan

Part II. The Carolingians to the Eleventh Century:

18. The historiography of ventral medieval Western monasticism Felice Lifshitz
19. Sources for the history of monasticism in the central Middle Ages (c. 800–1100) Scott Bruce
20. Questions of monastic identity in medieval Southern Italy and Sicily (c. 500–1200) Valerie Ramseyer
21. Discerning ‘reform’ in monastic liturgy (c. 750–1050) Jesse Billett
22. Monasticism, reform and authority in the Carolingian Era Rutger Kramer
23. Carolingian monastic schools and reform John Contreni
24. Monastic economics in the Carolingian Age Jean-Pierre Devroey
25. Missions on the Northern and Eastern frontiers, c. 700–1100 Janneke Raaijmakers
26. Minsters and monasticism in Anglo-Saxon England Christopher Andrew Jones
27. Monastic art and architecture, c. 700–1100: material and immaterial worlds Adam Cohen
28. Monastic daily life (c. 750–1100): a tight community shielded by an outer court Isabelle Cochelin
29. The double monastery as an historiographical problem (4th–12th c.) Alison Beach and Andra Juganaru
30. Interactions between Monks and the lay nobility (from the Carolingian Era through the eleventh century) Isabelle Rosé
31. Monastic reform in the tenth to early twelfth century Steven Vanderputten
32. Monastic canon law in the tenth, eleventh and twelfth centuries Christof Rolker
33. Eastern influence on Western monasticism, 850–1050 John Howe.

II. The High and Late Middle Ages

Part III. The long Twelfth Century:

34. Historiographical approaches to monasticism in long twelfth century John van Engen
35. Sources for monasticism in the long twelfth century Lauren Mancia
36. Hermitism in the eleventh and twelfth centuries Kathryn L. Jasper and John Howe
37. Monastic theologies c. 1050–1200 Constant J. Mews
38. Monastic preaching and the sermon in medieval Latin Christendom to the twelfth century Timothy M. Baker and Beverly Kienzle
39. The mass in monastic practice: Nuns and Ordained Monks, c. 400-1200 Fiona Griffiths
40. Reclusion in the Middle Ages Paulette L’Hermite-Leclercq
41. Similarities and differences between Monks and regular Canons in the twelfth century Ursula Vones-Liebenstein
42. The institutionalization of religious orders (12th–13th c.) Gert Melville
43. Gender and monastic liturgy in the Latin West (high and late Middle Ages) Gisela Muschiol
44. Monastic landscapes Hedwig Röckelein
45. Later monastic economies Constance Berman
46. Nobility and monastic patronage: the view from outside the monastery Jonathan Lyon
47. The medical role of monasteries in the Latin West, c. 1050–1300 Elma Brenner
48. East-Central European monasticism: between East and West? Emilia Jamroziak
49. Monasticism, colonization and ethnic tension in late Medieval Ireland Colmán Ó Clabaigh

Part IV. Forms of Monasticism in the Late Middle Ages:

50. Late medieval monasticism: historiography and prospects Elisabeth Lusset and Bert Roest
51. Sources of late medieval monasticism Cécile Caby
52. Monastic liturgy, 1100–1500: continuity and performance Susan Boynton
53. Books and libraries within monasteries Eva Schlotheuber and John T. McQuillen
54. Art in monastic churches of Western Europe from the twelfth to the fourteenth century Stefanie Seeberg and Alexandra Gajewski
55. Lay brothers and sisters in the high and late Middle Ages Megan Cassidy-Welch
56. Feminine religious life in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries Cristina Andenna
57. Striving for religious perfection in the lay world of Northern Europe Alison More and Anneke Mulder-Bakker
58. Monks and the universities, c. 1200–1500 James Clark
59. Bishops, canon law, and the religious, c.1140–1350 Tristan Sharp
60. Daily life in late medieval monasteries Christian Knudsen
61. Monastic preaching, c. 1350–1545 James Clark and Kate E. Bush
62. Research on monasticism in the German tradition Sigrid Hirbodian
63. Satirical depictions of monastic life Sita Steckel
64. A crisis of late medieval monasticism? Bert Roest.

Informations pratiques :

The Cambridge History of Medieval Monasticism in the Latin West, I : Origins to the Eleventh Century et II. The High and Late Middle Ages, dir. Alison I. Beach et Isabelle Cochelin, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2020. ISBN : 9781107042100 et 9781107042094. Prix : 175 € par volume. Not yet published – available from February 2020

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