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Regular Life
Monastic, Canonical, and Mendicant Rules

Edited and translated by Daniel Marcel La Corte and Douglas J McMillan

Regular Life
Paperback, 178 pages £15.50
Published: 2004
ISBN: 9781580440790
Format: 216mm x 140mm
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Subjects: Medieval Institute Publications, Medieval Studies, Religious Studies
Series: TEAMS Documents of Practice Series

This volume offers readers a revised and considerably expanded version of the first Regular Life, edited by McMillan and Kathryn Smith Fladenmuller in 1997. As the editors note in their introduction, "The purpose of this book is to introduce the reader to the Rules of life of the major religious orders within the monastic, canonical, and mendicant traditions." Included are admonitions on and examples of the various forms of regular life by Antony, Syncletica, Pachomius, Basil, Cassian, Augustine, Caesarius of Arles, Benedict of Nursia, Columbanus, and Benedict of Aniane, plus selections from Rules for Cluniacs, Carthusians, Cistercians, the Knights Templar, the Hospitallers, and the followers of Saints Francis, Clare, and Dominic.

Permissions Acknowledgments



The Rules

The Carolingian Reform

The Cluniac Reform

The Twelfth-Century Monastic Renewal

The Military Orders: The Knights Templar and The Hospitallers

The Mendicants: Francis, Clare, and Dominic

Selected Bibliography

Daniel Marcel La Corte is a Professor of History at St. Ambrose University. He specializes in medieval monastic culture and spirituality.

Douglas J. McMillan is a Professor Emeritus of English at East Carolina University.

Publication Details:

 Paperback , 178 pages
 216mm x 140mm

BIC Code:
  HIS037010, REL015000
 Medieval Institute Publications


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