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“An Eternal Weight of Glory” (2 Corinthians 4:17): Discipline and Devotion in Monastic Life

Felice Lifshitz

in Religious Women in Early Carolingian Francia: A Study of Manuscript Transmission and Monastic Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823256877
eISBN:
9780823261420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256877.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter studies the texts that served as guidelines for monastic life at Karlburg and Kitzingen during the eighth century, before the rise of prescriptive rules (such as the Rule of Benedict) in ... More


Liturgy, Patristic Learning, and Christian Formation

Rebecca Maloy

in Songs of Sacrifice: Chant, Identity, and Christian Formation in Early Medieval Iberia

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190071530
eISBN:
9780190071561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190071530.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter explores the role of liturgy and chant in the bishops’ project of cultural renewal, from the perspectives of both production and reception. The author looks to the textual culture of ... More


The Fracturing of the West

Stuart Elden

in The Birth of Territory

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226202563
eISBN:
9780226041285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226041285.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter discusses the early Middle Ages. It begins with a reading of Saint Augustine’s two cities, and reads him, along with Jerome and Paulus Orosius, in the context of the barbarian invasions. ... More


The Gun(t)za and Abirhilt Manuscripts: Women and Their Books in the Anglo-Saxon Cultural Province in Francia

Felice Lifshitz

in Religious Women in Early Carolingian Francia: A Study of Manuscript Transmission and Monastic Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823256877
eISBN:
9780823261420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256877.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter gathers together the earliest evidence for book ownership and production in the Main Valley, demonstrating the association of these activities with women. The chapter also shows that we ... More


Learning in the Early Middle Ages

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/9780226488080.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Among the landmarks of learning in the seventh and eighth centuries were Isidore of Seville’s Etymologies, a great compendium of the origin and meaning of words that he compiled for nuns and monks in ... More


From Scripture to Chant: Biblical Exegesis and Communal Identity in the Sacrificia

Rebecca Maloy

in Songs of Sacrifice: Chant, Identity, and Christian Formation in Early Medieval Iberia

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190071530
eISBN:
9780190071561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190071530.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Chapter 3 shows that the sacrificium texts were shaped by traditions of patristic biblical exegesis that circulated on the Iberian Peninsula, through the writings of Isidore and others. In this way, ... More


The Sources and Manuscript Evolution of the Glossa Ordinaria on Genesis 22

Devorah Schoenfeld

in Isaac On Jewish and Christian Altars: Polemic and Exegesis in Rashi and the Glossa Ordinaria

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823243495
eISBN:
9780823243532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823243495.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The Glossa Ordinaria, like Rashi’s commentary, truncates, paraphrases, and rearranges it sources to give the impression of unified authorship. Because many early and late manuscripts of the Gloss ... More


Insight and Foresight: Techniques of Divination

Euan Cameron

in Enchanted Europe

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199257829
eISBN:
9780191698477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257829.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Ideas

This chapter examines the literature on divination. Pastoral literature was full of discussions of ‘revelations’ that might or might not be trustworthy, might be divine or might be demonic. The study ... More


Dares Forged: Histories Real and Imagined in the Classical and Late Antique Worlds

Frederic Clark

in The First Pagan Historian: The Fortunes of a Fraud from Antiquity to the Enlightenment

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190492304
eISBN:
9780190492328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190492304.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 1 begins with an examination of the early medieval encyclopedist Isidore of Seville, who christened Dares Phrygius the first pagan historian. It then moves back in time to consider the likely ... More


Isidore of Seville, Etymologiae, CA. 625

Rita Copeland and Ineke Sluiter (eds)

in Medieval Grammar and Rhetoric: Language Arts and Literary Theory, AD 300 -1475

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199653782
eISBN:
9780191803628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199653782.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter discusses Etymologiae (or Origines), an encyclopedic work written by Isidore of Seville around 625. The Etymologiae is based on three distinctive ancient intellectual traditions: ... More


Etymology Dossier

Rita Copeland and Ineke Sluiter (eds)

in Medieval Grammar and Rhetoric: Language Arts and Literary Theory, AD 300 -1475

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199653782
eISBN:
9780191803628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199653782.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter focuses on etymology, whose goal is to gain a grasp on the present rather than establish historical origins. As a form of thought, speech, and communication, etymology is not restricted ... More


Chapter Eight“Concerning Virgins, I Have No Commandment of the Lord” (1 Corinthians 7:25): Consecrated Women and Altar Service in the Anglo-Saxon Cultural Province in Francia

Felice Lifshitz

in Religious Women in Early Carolingian Francia: A Study of Manuscript Transmission and Monastic Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823256877
eISBN:
9780823261420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256877.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter argues that the consecrated women of Karlburg and Kitzingen played a large variety of active roles, including liturgical ones, in the lay communities over which they ruled, and whose ... More


Introduction

Mayte Green-Mercado

in Visions of Deliverance: Moriscos and the Politics of Prophecy in the Early Modern Mediterranean

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501741463
eISBN:
9781501741470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501741463.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter provides an introduction to the analysis of the efflorescence of apocalyptic beliefs and practices among Moriscos. The last Spanish Muslims to be forcibly converted to Catholicism in ... More


There Are No ‘Bad Kings’: Tyrannical Characters and Evil Counselors in Medieval Political Thought

Cary J. Nederman

in Evil Lords: Theories and Representations of Tyranny from Antiquity to the Renaissance

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780199394852
eISBN:
9780199394876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199394852.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter provides a discussion of the conceptual impossibility of the ‘bad king’ in the medieval Latin West—a conundrum that caused evil lords to be defined exclusively as tyrants. Nonetheless, ... More


The Quadrivium and Natural Sciences

Winston Black

in The Oxford History of Classical Reception in English Literature: Volume 1: 800–1558

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199587230
eISBN:
9780191820410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587230.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Scribes and authors in medieval England played an important role in the copying, transmission, and interpretation of classical works on science and medicine, which included the mathematical arts of ... More


Patristic and Medieval Theologies of Sacraments

Ryan M. Reeves

in Christian Theologies of the Sacraments: A Comparative Introduction

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780814724323
eISBN:
9780814770634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724323.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Part I, on patristic and medieval theologies of sacraments, covers Basil, Augustine, Peter Lombard, Thomas Aquinas, and Duns Scotus. This chapter begins Part I and addresses the sacraments in ... More


Bede’s Temple in its Intellectual Context

Conor O'Brien

in Bede’s Temple: An Image and its Interpretation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198747086
eISBN:
9780191809347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747086.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Bede’s interpretation of the temple was shaped by the library and educational environment at the monastery of Wearmouth-Jarrow. There his reading in patristics prepared him to apply a flexible, ... More


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