Medieval Monks: A Beginner’s Guide

Medieval Monks: A Beginner’s Guide

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Can you tell your Benedictines from your Franciscans and Dominicans? This week, Danièle gives a brief overview of the the backstory of some of the major monastic traditions, and how you can tell them apart.

Some books to learn more medieval monks include:

The World of Medieval Monasticism: Its History and Forms of Life

Regular Life: Monastic, Canonical, and Mendicant Rules

The Rule of Saint Benedict

See also:

A Quick Guide to Medieval Monastic Orders

5 Surprising Rules for Medieval Monks

10 Videos about Monks and Nuns in the Middle Ages

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The host of The Medieval Podcast is Danièle Cybulskie. or follow her on Twitter @5MinMedievalist

You also buy her book Life in Medieval Europe: Fact and Fiction through Amazon.com

Top Image: A Benedictine monk praying to Christ – from British Library Additional MS 28681 fol. 118v

Watch the video: Early Medieval Life: Monks and Monasteries (July 2022).


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