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Cluny and the Muslims of La Garde-Freinet: Hagiography and the Problem of Islam in Medieval Europe

Scott G. Bruce

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452994
eISBN:
9781501700927
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452994.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

In the summer of 972 a group of Muslim brigands based in the south of France abducted the abbot of Cluny as he and his entourage crossed the Alps. Ultimately, the abbot was set free and returned home ... More


Imagining Religious Leadership in the Middle Ages: Richard of Saint-Vanne and the Politics of Reform

Steven Vanderputten

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453779
eISBN:
9780801456305
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453779.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Around the turn of the first millennium AD, there emerged in the former Carolingian Empire a generation of abbots that came to be remembered as one of the most influential in the history of Western ... More


Conclusion

Steven Vanderputten

in Imagining Religious Leadership in the Middle Ages: Richard of Saint-Vanne and the Politics of Reform

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453779
eISBN:
9780801456305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453779.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This concluding chapter argues that scholars have continued to rely on classic notions of monastic reform, monastic networking, and abbatial leadership to justify Richard's relevance to the ... More


Introduction

Steven Vanderputten

in Imagining Religious Leadership in the Middle Ages: Richard of Saint-Vanne and the Politics of Reform

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453779
eISBN:
9780801456305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453779.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This introductory chapter describes the emergence of the most influential Carolingian abbots—such as Burgundy Odilo of Cluny, William of Dijon, and Poppo of Stavelot—in the history of Western ... More


Conclusion

Scott G. Bruce

in Cluny and the Muslims of La Garde-Freinet: Hagiography and the Problem of Islam in Medieval Europe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452994
eISBN:
9781501700927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452994.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This concluding chapter reiterates that hagiographies had a much wider influence on the formation of medieval approaches to Islam than was previously recognized. The tales told by the monks of Cluny ... More


Introduction: Hagiography and Religious Polemic in the Cluniac Tradition

Scott G. Bruce

in Cluny and the Muslims of La Garde-Freinet: Hagiography and the Problem of Islam in Medieval Europe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452994
eISBN:
9781501700927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452994.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This introductory chapter states the book’s aim, which is to study the role of hagiographical literature in the formulation of Peter the Venerable’s approach to Islam. In the twelfth century, the ... More


Introduction

Steven Vanderputten

in Monastic Reform as Process: Realities and Representations in Medieval Flanders, 900-1100

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451713
eISBN:
9780801468117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451713.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This introductory chapter presents an untitled community account of an anonymous monk from the Benedictine monastery of Lobbes. This account was modeled on the gesta abbatum a genre in which a ... More


Processes of Reformist Government

Steven Vanderputten

in Monastic Reform as Process: Realities and Representations in Medieval Flanders, 900-1100

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451713
eISBN:
9780801468117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451713.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter considers the “postcharismatic phase” of the eleventh-century reforms, claiming that, in many respects, the attitudes and policies associated with the “Richardian” abbots of the early ... More


“The Body Is Not a Single Part”

John Howe

in Before the Gregorian Reform: The Latin Church at the Turn of the First Millennium

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452895
eISBN:
9781501703713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452895.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines ecclesiastical organization in the tenth and eleventh centuries, taking its lead from The Institutes of Polity, Civil and Ecclesiastical by Archbishop Wulfstan of York, written ... More


Holy Vessels, Brides of Christ: Ambiguous Ninth-Century Realities

Steven Vanderputten

in Dark Age Nunneries: The Ambiguous Identity of Female Monasticism, 800-1050

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781501715945
eISBN:
9781501715976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501715945.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter looks at what the primary evidence from the period between the reforms of the early ninth century and the 920s/30s tells us about the adequacy of the common narrative of women religious' ... More


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