Publication – Bernard Hamilton et Andrew Jotischky, « Latin and Greek Monasticism in the Crusader States »

Monasticism was the dominant form of religious life both in the medieval West and in the Byzantine world. Latin and Greek Monasticism in the Crusader States explores the parallel histories of monasticism in western and Byzantine traditions in the Near East in the period c.1050-1300. Bernard Hamilton and Andrew Jotischky follow the parallel histories of new Latin foundations alongside the survival and revival of Greek Orthodox monastic life under Crusader rule. Examining the involvement of monasteries in the newly founded Crusader States, the institutional organization of monasteries, the role of monastic life in shaping expressions of piety, and the literary and cultural products of monasteries, this meticulously researched survey will facilitate a new understanding of indigenous religious institutions and culture in the Crusader states.

Bernard Hamilton (1932-2019) was Professor of Crusading History at the University of Nottingham. His numerous publications include The Leper King and His Heirs: Baldwin IV and the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem (2000), Religion in the Medieval West (2003) and The Christian World of the Middle Ages (2013).

Andrew Jotischky is Professor of Medieval History at Royal Holloway University of London. He is the author of Crusading and the Crusader States (2nd Edition, 2017), The Carmelites and Antiquity: Mendicants and their Pasts in the Middle Ages (2002), The Perfection of Solitude: Hermits and Months in the Crusader States (1995) as well as numerous articles in scholarly journals.

Table des matières :

Part I: Latin Monasticism:

The Latin presence in the levant before 1097
The Austin canons
The premonstratensian canons
The canons regular of St. Ruf, avignon, in the county of Tripoli
Benedictine monasteries
Benedictine convents
Benedictine monasteries in the tradition of St. Romuald and St. Peter Damian
The Cistercians
The Carmelites
The franciscan provincia terrae sanctae
The dominican provincia terrae sanctae
Antiochene monasteries of uncertain rite

Part II: Greek orthodox monasticism:

Orthodox monasteries in the crusader states: a survey
Institutional life in Greek monasteries
Aspects of spiritual life in Greek monasteries
Reading, writing and representation.

Informations pratiques :

Bernard Hamilton et Andrew Jotischky, Latin and Greek Monasticism in the Crusader States, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2020. 244 x 170 mm, 10 b/w illus. ISBN : 9780521836388. Prix : 75 £.

Source : Cambridge University Press

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