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Medieval Monastic Education - Ferzoco George

Medieval Monastic Education

Hardcover Published: 21st May 2001
ISBN: 9780718502461

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While the role of monastic education has been studied in great detail in regard to male practices, this book examines the differences between the monastic formation and education of men and of women in Western Europe from the eighth to the sixteenth century. Fourteen chapters, written by well-known scholars, consider monastic education and practices in the geographical areas of England, France, Germany and the Low Countries. Using attitudes toward education and actual educational theories, the authors explore issues such as the use of music and physical training in education to explore new realms of the discipline.

Illustrations
Contributors
Preface
Acknowledgements
The changing face of tradition: monastic education in the Middle Agesp. 1
Training for the liturgy as a form of monastic educationp. 7
Besides the book: using the body to mould the mind - Cluny in the tenth and eleventh centuriesp. 21
A medieval novice's formation: reflection on a fifteenth-century manuscript at Downside Abbeyp. 35
The scope of learning within the cloisters of the English cathedral priories in the later Middle Agesp. 41
University monks in late medieval Englandp. 56
Hildegard of Bingen's teaching in her Expositiones evangeliorum and Ordo virtutump. 72
Learning and mentoring in the twelfth century: Hildegard of Bingen and Herrad of Landsbergp. 87
Educating Heloisep. 105
The role of images in monastic education: the evidence from wall painting in late medieval Englandp. 117
Ghostly mentor, teacher of mysteries: Bartholomew, Guthlac and the Apostle's cult in early medieval Englandp. 136
'Life, learning and wisdom': the forms and functions of beguine educationp. 153
Franciscan educational perspectives: reworking monastic traditionsp. 168
Monastic educational culture revisited: the witness of Zwiefalten and the Hirsau reformp. 182
Abbreviationsp. 198
Bibliographyp. 199
Indexp. 231
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ISBN: 9780718502461
ISBN-10: 0718502469
Audience: BAC
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Published: 21st May 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 15.9  x 2.16
Weight (kg): 0.55
Edition Number: 1

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