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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2017) 47 (1): 75–119.
Published: 01 January 2017
... those questions the author examines the special character and critical tensions of Carolingian monasticism and why the monk chose the lives and sayings of the desert fathers to copy while on campaign. From a single sentence in an obscure manuscript, a world of associations and connections opens...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2003) 33 (3): 387–402.
Published: 01 September 2003
... heaven. For fourteen days he remained thus. Then he called me and said to me, “Follow me.” W e went into the desert. Being thirsty, I said to him, “Father , I am thirsty.” Then, taking my sheepskin, the old man went about a stone’s throw away and when he had prayed, he...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2017) 47 (1): 7–52.
Published: 01 January 2017
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2017) 47 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 January 2017
... of the desert fathers? Could his choice say some- thing significant about the scribe, his monastery, and perhaps even the world of Carolingian monasticism? The manuscript’s scribe, Dutton shows us, was Ellenhart, a deacon and monk at the Benedictine monastery of St-­Emmeram in Regensburg. Bringing...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2003) 33 (3): 437–451.
Published: 01 September 2003
... struggles and control of the passions witnessed in the desert saints served as evidence that one could fulŽ ll the biblical injunctions. Ifthe average Christian interpreted the demand of Luke 14:26 438Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies / 33.3 / 2003 to hate one’s father...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (1): 135–161.
Published: 01 January 2014
.... The sayings of the Desert Fathers return time and again to the subjects of distraction and attention, and when Evagrius of Pontus in the late fourth century systematized the ascetic teachings, he used apatheia to refer not only to freedom from passions but also from “images,” by which he meant any...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (1): 121–144.
Published: 01 January 2013
... community in a particularly intensified form.25 It is not surprising that the Christian spatial imagination at an important formative stage in the early fourth century was shaped by desert hermetism, by the withdrawal into a forbidding wilderness. Just as Emperor Constan- tine turned toward...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2017) 47 (2): 413.
Published: 01 May 2017
... not concerned with the desert or its fathers.29 Yet, strangely, the Vision of Barontus was a text that early on had begun to travel in some collections of desert hagiographa.30 Its appearance in the Brussels manuscript suggests its presence in the exemplar that our scribe carried with him to Hunia. He simply...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2003) 33 (3): 419–435.
Published: 01 September 2003
... the Jordan River, whose normally cloistered monks follow a Lenten practice of leaving the monastery to sojourn in the desert in solitary ascetic obser- vance. For his retreat, Zosimas crosses the Jordan, “hoping that he might Žnd some father there who would fulŽll his longing” ( VM 7). As Burrus...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2020) 50 (2): 199–231.
Published: 01 May 2020
... self- discipline and discernment, already found in the desert fathers. Gregory s works especially his commentary on the Book of Job, Moralia in Iob were influential for later Christian intellectual thought and pastoral psychology. While written for monastic purposes, his works Palmén / Our Inner...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (1): 35–57.
Published: 01 January 2012
...) by Catherine’s papally appointed confessor, close friend, and Dominican coworker, Raymond of Capua (1330 –  1399), the Life stands at a point of significant transition in the history of hagiography as a genre. It looks back to the early legends of the Desert Fathers and Mothers — popular legends...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (2): 381–404.
Published: 01 May 2016
... of contemplative exercises designed to continue the process of shaping an ascetic self. In its Christian form, asceticism has been a “counter-­conduct” since the time of the desert fathers, a resistant praxis in which the ascetic self identifies with an alternate, often transcendent, reality, setting him...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2002) 32 (1): 199–224.
Published: 01 January 2002
.... Thecla: A Tradition of Women’s Piety in Late Antiquity. Oxford Early Christian Studies. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001. xiv, 288 pp.; 32 figs. $70.00. Dunn, Marilyn. The Emergence of Monasticism: From the Desert Fathers to the Early Middle Ages. Oxford: Blackwell, 2000. viii, 280 pp. $64.95...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (2): 345–371.
Published: 01 May 2014
... go alone to deserts and mountains to pray, but he “ran about preaching, healing the sick, correcting people, feeding the hungry, procuring wine for wedding feasts without it, consoling the afflicted, for example Martha, Mary, and others” [discurrebat praedicando, sanando infirmos, corrigendo...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2003) 33 (3): 493–515.
Published: 01 September 2003
... of the leading intellectuals of his day. Indeed, Gregory, later honored as “the Theologian,” is one of the most widely read and most inuential authors of Byzantium, one of the three “Hierarchs” of the Orthodox Churches (with Basil of Caesarea and John Chrysostom), and a quintessential “Father...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2017) 47 (1): 193–198.
Published: 01 January 2017
... things,” while also probing the limits of microhistory: can it be conducted on the basis of source material comprised of merely twenty-­four words?10 The source is a colophon in a manuscript codex, a collection of writings from the des- ert fathers that Ellenhart copied while encamped...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2017) 47 (3): 545–560.
Published: 01 September 2017
... and her readers. Considering the immense sacrifice involved in Christ’s Passion, the poet announces, “These high deserts invites my low- ely Muse / To write of Him, and pardon crave of thee” (265 – 66). Lanyer adopts a conventionally meek pose as she presents her work to her patron and the public...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (3): 513–543.
Published: 01 September 2016
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2004) 34 (1): 41–64.
Published: 01 January 2004
... I’s imperial rule (963–73).3 During the decade of Hrotsvit’s most active literary pro- ductivity, the Saxon ruler increased the centralization of royal power by sub- duing and unifying dukes ruling over other Germanic tribes. Otto I also reversed the ecclesiastical politics of his father Heinrich...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2001) 31 (1): 57–78.
Published: 01 January 2001
... whose white mothers and black fathers mourn in despair and disbelief is a startling scene, one not com- monly associated with early medieval culture (see fig. 1).1 The illustration showing the Slaying of the Firstborn in the late-sixth-century Ashburnham...