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Creating Cistercian Nuns: The Women's Religious Movement and Its Reform in Thirteenth-Century Champagne

Anne E. Lester

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449895
eISBN:
9780801462955
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449895.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This book addresses a central issue in the history of the medieval church: the role of women in the rise of the religious reform movement of the thirteenth century. Focusing on the county of ... More


Bernard of Clairvaux: An Inner Life

Brian Patrick McGuire

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501751042
eISBN:
9781501751554
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501751042.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This intimate portrait of one of the Middle Ages' most consequential men, delves into the life of Saint Bernard of Clairvaux to offer a refreshing interpretation that finds within this grand ... More


The Secret Within: Hermits, Recluses, and Spiritual Outsiders in Medieval England

Wolfgang Riehle

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451096
eISBN:
9780801470936
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451096.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Spiritual seekers throughout history have sought illumination through solitary contemplation. In the Christian tradition, medieval England stands out for its remarkable array of hermits, recluses, ... More


God's Jesters: The Cistercians

John Saward

in Perfect Fools: Folly for Christ's Sake in Catholic and Orthodox Spirituality

Published in print:
1980
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192132307
eISBN:
9780191670046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192132307.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

‘Holy madness’ for the Cistercian Fathers, the rationale of their extremist renewal, is grounded in the dogmas of the Incarnation and Redemption. Thus union with God, growth in grace, and ... More


Architecture and Sculpture, 1169–1603

Edwin C. Rae

in A New History of Ireland: Volume II, Medieval Ireland 1169–1534

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199539703
eISBN:
9780191701184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199539703.003.0029
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter discusses the following: ecclesiastical reforms of the eleventh and twelfth centuries: Cistercian monasticism; the Cistercian monastery; Augustinian canons and their monasteries; ... More


Monastic Commitment and Church Politics, 1124–1129

Brian Patrick McGuire

in Bernard of Clairvaux: An Inner Life

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501751042
eISBN:
9781501751554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501751042.003.0005
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter details how, until he left for Italy in the early 1130s and became involved in resolving the papal schism, Saint Bernard spent most of his time at his monastery of Clairvaux. The years ... More


Concerning Certain Women: The Women’s Religious Movement in Champagne

Anne E. Lester

in Creating Cistercian Nuns: The Women's Religious Movement and Its Reform in Thirteenth-Century Champagne

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449895
eISBN:
9780801462955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449895.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter opens in the 1230s and traces the origins and development of the women's religious movement in Champagne. The earliest documents for the Cistercian convents of Champagne expose the shape ... More


Under the Religious Life: Reform and the Cistercian Order

Anne E. Lester

in Creating Cistercian Nuns: The Women's Religious Movement and Its Reform in Thirteenth-Century Champagne

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449895
eISBN:
9780801462955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449895.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter addresses how female communities were reformed as Cistercian convents and sets this process within the broader context of the formation of new monastic orders founded during the ... More


The Bonds of Charity: The Special Cares of Cistercian Nuns

Anne E. Lester

in Creating Cistercian Nuns: The Women's Religious Movement and Its Reform in Thirteenth-Century Champagne

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449895
eISBN:
9780801462955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449895.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines how and why religious women continued their administration of hospices and domus-Dei and caring the sick, poor, and leprous even after their nunneries were incorporated into the ... More


Epilogue: A Deplorable and Dangerous State: Crisis, Consolidation, and Collapse

Anne E. Lester

in Creating Cistercian Nuns: The Women's Religious Movement and Its Reform in Thirteenth-Century Champagne

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449895
eISBN:
9780801462955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449895.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This epilogue evokes the effects of fiscal crisis, famine, and the Hundred Years' War, compounded exigencies that precipitated the collapse of many of the Cistercian convents in Champagne. Beginning ... More


Introduction: Written Fragments and Living Parts

Anne E. Lester

in Creating Cistercian Nuns: The Women's Religious Movement and Its Reform in Thirteenth-Century Champagne

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449895
eISBN:
9780801462955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449895.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This introductory chapter first describes a process of institutionalization that was taking place throughout Europe during the first decades of the thirteenth century: the reform of protean and ... More


Evangelization and Normalization

Elayne Oliphant

in The Privilege of Being Banal: Art, Secularism, and Catholicism in Paris

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780226731124
eISBN:
9780226731438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226731438.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

Catholic privilege is curated at the Collège des Bernardins by balancing competing desires for the evangelization and normalization of Catholicism in France. While evangelizing voices desire a ... More


Walls that Bleed

Elayne Oliphant

in The Privilege of Being Banal: Art, Secularism, and Catholicism in Paris

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780226731124
eISBN:
9780226731438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226731438.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

Chapter 3 describes the inaugural exhibition of contemporary art displayed at the Collège des Bernardins, an installation by the Italian artist Claudio Parmiggiani. Its broken glass, burned books, ... More


Managing the woods before 1770

T. C. Smout, Alan R. MacDonald, and Fiona Watson

in A History of the Native Woodlands of Scotland, 1500-1920

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748612413
eISBN:
9780748653331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748612413.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter discusses woodland management before 1770. The first sustained run of records relating to woodland management in Scotland are those of the Cistercian abbey of Coupar Angus in Perthshire ... More


Faith and Fortification: The Church

Oliver H. Creighton, Duncan W. Wright, Michael Fradley, and Steven Trick

in Anarchy: War and Status in 12th-Century Landscapes of Conflict

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781781382424
eISBN:
9781786943996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382424.003.0007
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter assesses the consequences of the civil war for religious institutions, communities and structures such as churches, cathedrals, monasteries and bishops’ palaces. The war crimes against ... More


A Monastery in Revolt: Paris’s Feuillants in the Holy League

Barbara B. Diefendorf

in Planting the Cross: Catholic Reform and Renewal in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century France

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190887025
eISBN:
9780190887056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190887025.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Religion, European Early Modern History

King Henri III brought the reformed Cistercian congregation of Feuillants to Paris in 1587 out of admiration for the penitential piety of the congregation’s founder and abbot, Jean de La Barrière. ... More


Introduction: In Pursuit of a Difficult Saint

Brian Patrick McGuire

in Bernard of Clairvaux: An Inner Life

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501751042
eISBN:
9781501751554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501751042.003.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This introductory chapter provides an overview of Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, who almost defies characterization. Monk, abbot, adviser of kings and popes, author of some of the finest Latin prose to ... More


Toward Reformation of Church and Monastery

Brian Patrick McGuire

in Bernard of Clairvaux: An Inner Life

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501751042
eISBN:
9781501751554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501751042.003.0006
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter reflects on how Saint Bernard of Clairvaux was born in the aftermath of the first medieval reformation of the Church and grew up in a world where royal, ducal, and other secular figures ... More


Business as Usual in Preparing for Death

Brian Patrick McGuire

in Bernard of Clairvaux: An Inner Life

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501751042
eISBN:
9781501751554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501751042.003.0011
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter shows how the last years of Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, from 1150 until his death on 20 August 1153, were spent in a flurry of activities that provide little indication that he was a ... More


One and the Same Passion: Convents and Crusaders

Anne E. Lester

in Creating Cistercian Nuns: The Women's Religious Movement and Its Reform in Thirteenth-Century Champagne

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449895
eISBN:
9780801462955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449895.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter analyzes the social and religious connections fostered between Cistercian nunneries and crusader families. Crusaders and their families cultivated relationships with Cistercian convents ... More


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