BIBLIOGRAPHY: SOCIAL HISTORY OF ENGLISH MONASTICISM IN S.X AND S.XI
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This short reading list is entirely made up of references contributed during a recent thread on late Anglo-Saxon monasticism on the ANSAX-L and MEDTEXTL electronic discussion groups. People were very generous with their suggestions and chose to interpret the subject loosely, suggesting sources on all aspects of medieval regular life. I have omitted from this list any work which obviously does not have a direct or strong indirect relationship to the study of the social history of English monasticism in the tenth and eleventh centuries, but since I have not yet read any of the works other than Knowles's, this has involved a fair bit of guesswork from the books' titles. I have also arranged the references into two sections, depending on how directly they seem to deal with the topic, and have expanded all but one into full bibliographical references with the assistance of a quick telnet connection to the University of Toronto's library computer system.
Thank you to (in alphabetical order) Rochelle Altman, John Eby, Brad Eden, Hoyt Greeson, J.P. Hermann, Michael R. Mansfield, and Georges Whalen for contributing these references. Since this list is based on their reading and not mine, I have provided the name of the relevant contributor(s) in brackets after each reference. If I have missed any contributions or introduced any errors into the references, I apologise in advance.
Burton, Janet. MONASTIC AND RELIGIOUS ORDERS IN BRITAIN,
1000-1300. Cambridge University Press, 1994. [Georges Whalen, Brad
Deansley, Margaret. SIDELIGHTS ON THE ANGLO-SAXON CHURCH. London:
* General Works
Campbell, James, ed. THE ANGLO-SAXONS. Oxford: Phaidon, 1980. [John
Campbell, James. ESSAYS IN ANGLO-SAXON HISTORY. London and Ronceverte, WV: Hambledon Press, 1986. [John Eby] Harpham, Geoffrey Galt. THE ASCETIC IMPERATIVE IN CULTURE AND CRITICISM. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987. [Hoyt Greeson]
Little, Lester K. BENEDICTINE MALEDICTIONS: LITURGICAL CURSING IN ROMANESQUE FRANCE. Ithaca NY: Cornell University Press, 1993. [Hoyt Greeson]
McGuire, Brian Patrick. FRIENDSHIP AND COMMUNITY: THE MONASTIC EXPERIENCE, 350-1250. Kalamazoo, MI: Cistercian Publications, 1988. [Hoyt Greeson]
Milis, Ludo J.R. ANGELIC MONKS AND EARTHLY MEN: MONASTICISM AND ITS MEANING TO MEDIEVAL SOCIETY. Woodbridge, Suffolk and Rochester, NY: Boydell Press, 1992. [Hoyt Greeson]
Olson, Lynette. EARLY MONASTERIES IN CORNWALL. Woodbridge, Suffolk and Wolfboro, NH: Boydell Press, 1989. [Hoyt Greeson] Reuter, Timothy, ed. THE GREATEST ENGLISHMAN: ESSAYS ON ST BONIFACE AND THE CHURCH AT CREDITON. Exeter: Paternoster Press, 1980. [J.P. Hermann]
Russell, James C. THE GERMANIZATION OF EARLY MEDIEVAL CHRISTIANITY. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 1994. [Hoyt Greeson] Shiels, W.T., ed. MONKS, HERMITS, AND THE ASCETIC TRADITION. Ecclesiastical History Society. Oxford: Blackwell, 1985. [Michael R. Mansfield]
Sims-Williams. RELIGION AND LITERATURE IN WESTERN ENGLAND: 600-800. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1990. [John Eby]
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