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Imagining Saint-Vanne

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/9780801453779.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter describes the changes that Richard contributes to the monastery of Saint-Vanne. From a small episcopal monastery that had been forced to suffer the loss of its monopoly on Benedictine ... More


“Founder and Head of Many Monasteries”

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/9780801453779.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines various accounts that describe Richard as institutor et rector—“founder/master and head”—of many monastic communities. Sigebert of Gembloux claimed that Richard was “preaching ... More


Imagining Richard in Medieval and Modern Historiography

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/9780801453779.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines various paradigms in the accounts of Richard's life. These paradigms include Richard as a saintly abbot, who promoted conversion within and outside of the cloister; Richard as ... More


Ecclesiastical Office, Religious Virtuosity, and the Apostolic Imperative

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/9780801453779.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines Richard's ideological and spiritual identity as a member of an elite group of ecclesiastical leaders whose mission in life it was to imitate Christ through suffering, individual ... More


Converting the World

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/9780801453779.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter discusses Richard's apostolic drive for conversion. Richard expended considerable energy on converting individual laymen and women, urging them to seek redemption for their sinful lives ... 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


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

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 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


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