Libellus de Diversis Ordinibus et Professionibus qui Sunt in Aecclesia by Giles ConstableLibellus de Diversis Ordinibus et Professionibus qui Sunt in Aecclesia by Giles Constable

Libellus de Diversis Ordinibus et Professionibus qui Sunt in Aecclesia

EditorGiles Constable, Bernard S. Smith, B Smith

Hardcover | March 1, 2003

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The Libellus de Diversis Ordinibus was written in the 1130s or 1140s, probably in the diocese of Liege, a recognized centre of religious and intellectual activity at the time. It is a description of the similarities and differences among the various orders of monks, canons, and hermits, and,though clearly a contribution to a contemporary debate, is more analytical than polemical. Its unknown author, 'R', perhaps a regular canon, builds his case by demonstrating how each order and profession corresponds to a group mentioned in the Old Testament: thus prefigured and performing theirproper functions they all fill a legitimate place within the unity of the Church. It is an invaluable source for religious life in the twelfth century, offering detailed insights into contemporary assumptions and practice.
Giles Constable is at the School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. Bernard S. Smith is a former Professor of History, Swarthmore College.
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Title:Libellus de Diversis Ordinibus et Professionibus qui Sunt in AecclesiaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:140 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.55 inPublished:March 1, 2003Publisher:Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198222181

ISBN - 13:9780198222187

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IntroductionLibellus de Diversis Ordinibus et Professionibus qui Sunt in AecclesiaIndexes