Medieval Monasticism: Forms of Religious Life in Western Europe in the Middle Ages

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Longman, 2001 - History - 321 pages
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Hugh Lawrence's book ranges right across Europe and the Middle East as well as reconstructing the internal life, experience and aims of the medieval cloister, he also explores the many-sided relationships between the monasteries and the secular world from which they drew recruits. This Third Edition contains new thoughts and perspectives throughout.

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Review: Medieval Monasticism: Forms of Religious Life in Western Europe in the Middle Ages

User Review  - Peter Mottola - Goodreads

Great historical overview. Now a little dated and in need of a fourth edition to take into account some recent scholarship, this remains a great introductory work. Read full review

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User Review  - William Nist - Goodreads

Prof Lawrence's 3rd edition of Medieval Monasticism is an insightful and interesting introduction to western Monasticism from it inception to the 13th century. It penetrates the major monastic ... Read full review

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