The Emergence of Monasticism
from the Desert Fathers to the Early Middle Ages
By (author) Marilyn Dunn
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Emergence of Monasticism by Marilyn Dunn
Book DescriptionThe Emergence of Monasticism offers a new approach to the subject, placing its development against the dynamic of both social and religious change. * First study in any language to cover the formative period of medieval monasticism. * Gives particular attention to the contribution of women to ascetic and monastic life.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405106412
(229mm x 154mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 2-Jan-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Marilyn Dunn
Christianization of the Anglo-Saxons, Paperback (July 2010)
Draws on historical, ethnographical and anthropological studies to create a fresh understanding of Christianization in medieval Europe.
Christianization of the Anglo-Saxons C.597-c.700, Hardback (April 2009)» View all books by Marilyn Dunn
Outlines the differences between 'doctrinal' and 'imagistic' modes of religiosity and discusses how these can help our understanding of the fundamental characteristics of both Anglo-Saxon paganism (imagistic) and Christianity (doctrinal) religion. This book also provides a study of death and the dead.
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Author Biography - Marilyn Dunn
Marilyn Dunn is a graduate of Edinburgh University and a Senior Lecturer in Medieval History at the University of Glasgow. She has published work on religious and Byzantine history.
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