The Emergence of Monasticism: From the Desert Fathers to the Early Middle Ages

The Emergence of Monasticism: From the Desert Fathers to the Early Middle Ages

Editor(s): Marilyn Dunn

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

Print ISBN: 9780631134633

Online ISBN: 9780470754580

DOI: 10.1002/9780470754580

About this Book

The 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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