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The Monastic Order

H. E. J. COWDREY

in Lanfranc: Scholar, Monk, Archbishop

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199259601
eISBN:
9780191717406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259601.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

When Lanfranc became Archbishop of Canterbury in 1070, he had some two-and-a-half decades of monastic life behind him. Lanfranc's episcopal model, for himself as a monk and for others who shared his ... More


Gregory VII and the Monastic Order

H. E. J. Cowdrey

in Pope Gregory VII, 1073–1085

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206460
eISBN:
9780191677144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206460.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, History of Religion

Pope Gregory VII's background as a monk by early training and lasting loyalty ensured that, throughout his pontificate, he would maintain close relations ... More


Monk and Abbot

H. E. J. COWDREY

in Lanfranc: Scholar, Monk, Archbishop

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199259601
eISBN:
9780191717406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259601.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter discusses Lanfranc's entry into the monastic order as a fundamental conversion of life, his life as monk, and his years as prior of Bec. There is no positive reason to doubt that ... More


Monastic Governance, ‘Geographicity’, and Gender

Indrani Chatterjee

in Forgotten Friends: Monks, Marriages, and Memories of Northeast India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198089223
eISBN:
9780199082551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198089223.003.0002
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter surveys the political societies formed by monastic initiation-consecration rituals. These societies established monastic governments, centered on temples and monasteries, with laymen and ... More


Reading And Writing In Early Modern German Convents

CHARLOTTE WOODFORD

in Nuns as Historians in Early Modern Germany

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199256716
eISBN:
9780191719691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256716.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter examines the function of literacy in nuns' daily lives during the early modern period. It begins by examining the social history of early modern nuns, reasons for entering a convent, ... More


Fleury's Repression and the Interventions of the Parlement

John McManners

in Church and Society in Eighteenth-Century France Volume 2: The Religion of the People and the Politics of Religion

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198270041
eISBN:
9780191600692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198270046.003.0019
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Between 1730, when Unigenitus was declared ‘a law of Church and State’, and his death in 1743, cardinal Fleury broke the power of Jansenism within the French clergy by the use of ecclesiastical ... 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


Nigel of Longchamp's Speculum stultorum

Jill Mann

in From Aesop to Reynard: Beast Literature in Medieval Britain

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199217687
eISBN:
9780191712371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217687.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

Moving from beast fable to beast epic, this chapter discusses the Speculum stultorum (late twelfth century), written by Nigel of Longchamp, a monk of Canterbury, and dedicated to William of ... More


Envisioning Nuns: Views from the Male Monastic Order

Lori Meeks

in Hokkeji and the Reemergence of Female Monastic Orders in Premodern Japan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833947
eISBN:
9780824870737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833947.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines how the monastic order viewed women and the problems surrounding their ordination during the years preceding Eison's decision to create an ordination platform for women at ... More


St. Francis of Assisi and Nature: Tradition and Innovation in Western Christian Attitudes toward the Environment

Roger D Sorrell

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195386738
eISBN:
9780199852413
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386738.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

One of the best-loved saints of all time, Francis of Assisi is often depicted today as a kind of proto-hippie or early environmentalist. This book — the most comprehensive study in English of ... 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


The Expansion of Education in Fifteenth-Century London

Caroline M. Barron

in The Cloister and the World: Essays in Medieval History in Honour of Barbara Harvey

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204404
eISBN:
9780191676246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204404.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter looks at educational expansion in London, England, during the 15th century. It examines the remarkable range of educational opportunities that became open to children of both sexes in ... More


Incense Light Buddhist Seminary for Nuns

Chün-Fang Yü

in Passing the Light: The Incense Light Community and Buddhist Nuns in Contemporary Taiwan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836580
eISBN:
9780824871086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836580.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter focuses on the entrance exam and curriculum of the Incense Light Buddhist Seminary. In less than two months after Wuyin was installed as the abbess of Incense Light Temple on January 5, ... More


Introduction: The Performance of Reading

in Reading in the Wilderness: Private Devotion and Public Performance in Late Medieval England

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226071329
eISBN:
9780226071343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226071343.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this book, which is about the late medieval habits of thought that link reading with performance. This connection private reading and public ... More


Afterword as Fast-Forward

Dale K. Van Kley

in Reform Catholicism and the International Suppression of the Jesuits in Enlightenment Europe

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780300228465
eISBN:
9780300235616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300228465.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This concluding chapter reviews how the Civil Constitution of the Clergy implemented many of the mixed Gallican–Jansenist reforms that would have come out of any such legislative opportunity in 1771. ... More


The Rage of Thai Buddhism, 1975–1980

Eugene Ford

in Cold War Monks: Buddhism and America's Secret Strategy in Southeast Asia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300218565
eISBN:
9780300231281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300218565.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter considers how the December 2, 1975 abolition of the Lao monarchy, one immediate outcome of the Pathet Lao victory, had tremendous psychological impact in Thailand. This was due in large ... More


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