Life In The Medieval Cloister Hardback

by Julie Kerr;

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Life In The Medieval Cloister

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Julie Kerr's vivid account provides insights into the thoughts and experiences of the medieval monk.This book will make an important contribution to our understanding of monastic life by exploring key aspects that have been either inadequately addressed or overlooked by historians. For example, what effect did the ascetic lifestyle have on the monks' physical health and mental well-being? How difficult was it for newcomers to adapt to the rigours of the cloister? Did the monks suffer from anxiety and boredom; what caused them concern and how did they seek comfort? What did it really mean to live the solitary life within a communal environment and how significant were issues of loneliness and isolation? Drawing on chronicles, letters, customaries and miracle stories, the experience of medieval monastic life will be presented through the monks' own words.

Life In The Medieval Cloister by Julie Kerr was published by Continuum in May 2009 and is our 54733rd best seller. The ISBN for Life In The Medieval Cloister is 9781847251619.

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Details for Life In The Medieval Cloister

Page last updated 30th August 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherContinuum (May 2009)
Number of Pages272
Thickness25 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code1915654
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