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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


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


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


In Search of the Authors

Piotr Górecki

in The Text and the World: The Henryków Book, Its Authors, and their Region, 1160–1310

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199688791
eISBN:
9780191767975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688791.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Social History

Introduces the Henryków Book as a source, and serves as an introduction for The Text and the World in its entirety. It discusses the Book as a text and an object, focusing on its purpose, content, ... More


Chaos and Consolidation (1138–1333)

Robert E. Alvis

in White Eagle, Black Madonna: One Thousand Years of the Polish Catholic Tradition

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780823271702
eISBN:
9780823271757
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823271702.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Wracked by nearly two centuries of political chaos, the Kingdom of Poland managed to survive into the fourteenth century. The Catholic Church served as an important source of stability and autonomy ... More


The Text and the World

Piotr Górecki

in The Text and the World: The Henryków Book, Its Authors, and their Region, 1160–1310

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199688791
eISBN:
9780191767975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688791.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Social History

This chapter serves as a brief conclusion. It revisits the relationship between the Book considered as a text, and the processes, events, and relationships with which the text engages. It turns, in ... More


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