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Libellus de Diversis Ordinibus et Professionibus qui Sunt in Aecclesia : Oxford Medieval Texts - Giles Constable

Libellus de Diversis Ordinibus et Professionibus qui Sunt in Aecclesia

Oxford Medieval Texts

By: Giles Constable (Editor), Bernard S. Smith (Editor)

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The Libellus de Diversis Ordinibus was written in the 1130s or 1140s, probably in the diocese of Liège, a recognized centre of religious and intellectual activity at the time. It is a description of the similarities and differences among the various orders of monks, canons, and hermits, and, though clearly a contribution to a contemporary debate, is more analytical than polemical. Its unknown author, 'R', perhaps a regular canon, builds his case by demonstrating how each order and profession corresponds to a group mentioned in the Old Testament: thus prefigured and performing their proper functions they all fill a legitimate place within the unity of the Church. It is an invaluable source for religious life in the twelfth century, offering detailed insights into contemporary assumptions and practice.

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ISBN: 9780198222187
ISBN-10: 0198222181
Series: Oxford Medieval Texts
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 140
Published: 1st April 2003
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.4 x 14.4  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.3