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The Weakness of Gregory

Conrad Leyser

in Authority and Asceticism from Augustine to Gregory the Great

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208686
eISBN:
9780191678127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208686.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

In the modern era, Gregory the Great is often depicted as a man at the border, poised between the Roman and the Germanic worlds, between East and West, and above all, perhaps, between the ancient and ... More


A Language of Power

Conrad Leyser

in Authority and Asceticism from Augustine to Gregory the Great

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208686
eISBN:
9780191678127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208686.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Gregory the Great made his own the insight sketched by Julianus Pomerius in his handbook for bishops and developed by Benedict of Nursia in a monastic context: that the speech of the ruler, when ... More


The Medieval Monastic Paradox

John Willinsky

in The Intellectual Properties of Learning: A Prehistory from Saint Jerome to John Locke

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226487922
eISBN:
9780226488080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226488080.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

The medieval paradox which occupies this chapter concerns the monastic system of the Latin West in late antiquity and the early Middle Ages. It begins with the scholarly bursts of activity associated ... More


Foodways and Monastic Institutions

C. M. Woolgar

in The Culture of Food in England 1200–1500

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300181913
eISBN:
9780300182361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300181913.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter focuses on the food of monks and nuns. Many monks and some nuns were closely linked to the elite, and the dietary connections they made were to the foods and foodways that they had known ... More


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