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The Resource Three treatises from Bec on the nature of monastic life, edited with introduction and notes by Giles Constable ; translated by Bernard S. Smith

Three treatises from Bec on the nature of monastic life, edited with introduction and notes by Giles Constable ; translated by Bernard S. Smith

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Three treatises from Bec on the nature of monastic life
Title
Three treatises from Bec on the nature of monastic life
Statement of responsibility
edited with introduction and notes by Giles Constable ; translated by Bernard S. Smith
Title variation
3 treatises from Bec on the nature of monastic life
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Subject
Language
  • eng
  • lat
  • lat
  • eng
Summary
"The abbey of Bec was founded in the eleventh century and was one of the best-known and most influential monasteries in Normandy. Celebrated for its high standard of religious life and its intellectual activity, Bec also had an exceptional degree of institutional independence." "The three treatises collected and translated in this volume are a striking statement of the position of Bec in relation to episcopal and ducal (later royal) authorities. Little is known about the anonymous author of these works except that he was a twelfth-century monk with an attachment to Augustine and Gregory the Great, and that he had considerable knowledge of canon law. His purpose in writing these treatises was to assert and justify the privileges of Bec at a time when many bishops were reacting against monastic freedom, especially with regard to profession." "This volume is an important contribution to understanding not only monasticism in Normandy, but also the conflict between church and state in the eleventh and twelfth centuries."--BOOK JACKET
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  • Tractatus de professionibus monachorum
  • De professionibus abbatum
  • De libertate Beccensis monasterii
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
Latin text and English translation on facing pages
Literary form
non fiction
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CONSTABLE, Giles
Series statement
Medieval Academy books
Series volume
109
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Benedictines
  • Abbots
  • Bec (Abbey)
  • Normandy (France)
  • Church and state
  • Monastic and religious life
  • Abbaye Notre-Dame du Bec (France)
  • Abbeys
Label
Three treatises from Bec on the nature of monastic life, edited with introduction and notes by Giles Constable ; translated by Bernard S. Smith
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Publication
Note
"The three treatises presented in this volume were originally planned as additions to a revised reprint issued in 2003, of their Oxford Medieval Texts edition of the Libellus de diversis ordinibus et professionibus qui sunt in aecclesia, Oxford, 1972 ... "-- preface
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 168-169) and indexes
Contents
  • Introduction.
  • p. 3
  • Professions of Monks.
  • p. 29
  • Professions of Abbots.
  • p. 107
  • On the Liberty of the Monastery of Bec.
  • p. 135
  • Index of Citations.
  • p. 171
  • General Index.
  • p. 175
Control code
ocn368085257
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 179 p. [1] p. of pl.
Isbn
9780802092601
Isbn Type
(hbk)
Lccn
2008426050
Other physical details
col. ill.
Label
Three treatises from Bec on the nature of monastic life, edited with introduction and notes by Giles Constable ; translated by Bernard S. Smith
Publication
Note
"The three treatises presented in this volume were originally planned as additions to a revised reprint issued in 2003, of their Oxford Medieval Texts edition of the Libellus de diversis ordinibus et professionibus qui sunt in aecclesia, Oxford, 1972 ... "-- preface
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 168-169) and indexes
Contents
  • Introduction.
  • p. 3
  • Professions of Monks.
  • p. 29
  • Professions of Abbots.
  • p. 107
  • On the Liberty of the Monastery of Bec.
  • p. 135
  • Index of Citations.
  • p. 171
  • General Index.
  • p. 175
Control code
ocn368085257
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 179 p. [1] p. of pl.
Isbn
9780802092601
Isbn Type
(hbk)
Lccn
2008426050
Other physical details
col. ill.

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