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Title: The Emergence of Monasticism: From the Desert Fathers to the Early Middle Ages
Author: Dunn, Marilyn
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; Publication Date: 2003
Paperback; ISBN: 9781405106412
Volumes: 1; Pages: 288
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The Emergence of Monasticism offers a new approach to the subject, placing its development against the dynamic of both social and religious change.* First study in any language to cover the formative period of medieval monasticism.* Gives particular attention to the contribution of women to ascetic and monastic life. ContentsPreface.List of Abbreviations.1. The Emergence of Christian Eremiticism.2. The Development of Communal Life.3. Women in Early Monasticism.4. The Meaning of Asceticism.5. The Evolution of Monasticism in the West.6. The Rule of St Benedicts and its Italian Setting.7. Britain and Ireland.8. Irish peregrini and European Monasticism.9. Monasticism and Society in the Seventh Century.Bibliography.Index.