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296 Pages | 9 black & white illustrations, 2 maps

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9781526140203


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Emotional monasticism

Affective piety in the eleventh-century monastery of John of Fécamp

First Edition

Lauren Mancia

Published by Manchester University Press

Artes Liberales MUP Series

  • The first study since 1946 to focus on John of Fécamp, an important eleventh-century abbot from whose monastery William the Conqueror launched his ships in 1066
  • Transforms the scholarly narrative about medieval 'affective piety', showing that the phenomenon was not invented in the late Middle Ages but was already a part of early medieval monastic culture
  • Offers one of the only published in-depth expositions of the affective, devotional lives of Benedictine monks
  • Reveals how eleventh-century monastic reformers attempted to transform the inner, contemplative and emotional lives of their brethren, not just their rules and exterior behaviours
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