Monasteries and Monastic Orders

Monasteries and Monastic Orders

by Kristina Kruger, Achim Bednorz, Rolf Toman
     
 
How did the monks, nuns and hermits live? What rules did they agree to obey? To what extent were they able to uphold those ideals in reality? What was the relationship between the monasteries and wordly authorities? And what was the source of the power that the religious orders were able to exercise in political affairs at various times? Are the remarkable cultural

Overview

How did the monks, nuns and hermits live? What rules did they agree to obey? To what extent were they able to uphold those ideals in reality? What was the relationship between the monasteries and wordly authorities? And what was the source of the power that the religious orders were able to exercise in political affairs at various times? Are the remarkable cultural accomplishments of the cloisters simply the fruits of great self-discipline, or did they also result from a privileged way of life? Who were the men and women who entered monasteries? Knowledgeable responses to these and many other questions, in conjunction with the opulent illustrations, make this an impressive volume that is destined to become a standard on the subject.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780841603455
Publisher:
H.F.Ullmann Publishing Gmbh
Publication date:
09/15/2008
Pages:
431
Product dimensions:
10.60(w) x 14.40(h) x 1.80(d)

Meet the Author

The art historian Kristina Krüger is a specialist in the art and architecture of the Middle Ages. Her research and publications focusing in particular on the relationship between architecture and liturgy make her the ideal author for this book.

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