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The Cambridge Companion to the Cistercian Order (Cambridge Companions to Religion)

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ISBN 10: 0521171849 / ISBN 13: 9780521171847
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Title: The Cambridge Companion to the Cistercian ...

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Binding: Soft cover

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2013. 0th Edition. Paperback. Presents the Order's figureheads, practical life and spiritual horizon, and its contribution to medieval Europe's religious, cultural and political climate. Editor(s): Bruun, Mette Birkedal. Series: Cambridge Companions to Religion. Num Pages: 336 pages, b/w illus. BIC Classification: HRCC2; HRCC7; HRCX8. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 227 x 151 x 16. Weight in Grams: 548. Series: Cambridge Companions to Religion. 318 pages, b/w illus. Editor(s): Bruun, Mette Birkedal. Covering the whole history of the order, but focusing overwhelmingly on the medieval period, this companion offers an accessible synthesis of current scholarship on the Cistercian order. Cateogry: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). BIC Classification: HRCC2; HRCC7; HRCX8. Dimension: 227 x 151 x 16. Weight: 548. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780521171847

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Synopsis: This volume presents the composite character of the Cistercian Order in its unity and diversity, detailing the white monks' history from the Middle Ages to the present day. It charts the geographical spread of the Order from Burgundy to the peripheries of medieval Europe, examining key topics such as convents, liturgy, art, agriculture, spiritual life and education, providing an insight into Bernard of Clairvaux's life, work and sense of self, as well as the lives of other key Cistercian figures. This Companion offers an accessible synthesis of contemporary scholarship on the Order's interaction with the extramural world and its participation in, and contribution to, the cultural, economical and political climate of medieval Europe and beyond. The discussion contributes to the history of religious orders, and will be useful to those studying the twelfth-century renaissance, the apostolic movement and the role of religious life in medieval society.

Book Description: This edited volume presents the history, organisation, spiritual mindset and practical life of the Cistercian Order. Useful for teaching, it provides lists of source texts and research literature. It will be of interest to those studying the twelfth-century renaissance, and the apostolic movement, renewal and reformation of medieval religious life.

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