Medieval Monastic Education by George Ferzoco, Carolyn Muessig

By George Ferzoco, Carolyn Muessig

Whereas the function of monastic schooling has been studied in nice element in regard to male practices, this e-book examines the variations among the monastic formation and schooling of fellows and of girls in Western Europe from the 8th to the 16th century. Fourteen chapters, written by way of recognized students, reflect on monastic schooling and practices within the geographical components of britain, France, Germany and the Low international locations. utilizing attitudes towards schooling and real academic theories, the authors discover matters akin to using song and actual education in schooling to discover new nation-states of the self-discipline.

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But the very process of selection is meaningful. Indeed, the various authors of the customaries strove to outline everything they considered worthy of admiration in Cluny's activities. In this context, what they chose to incorporate about the training of the monks, as well as what they decided not to elaborate upon, is meaningful. In Cluny, two types of newcomers required education to become monks: child oblates given to the monastery by their parents, and adult converts. Only the children are considered in this chapter.

11 Even so, some positive characteristics were occasionally mentioned in the descriptions of children. These can usually be connected with faults also linked with the first age. Two of these antithetic pairs are important to an understanding of Cluniac education: the child's innocence/ignorance and his docility/levity. One positive attribute was occasionally linked to the first age innocence. The association between innocence and childhood was not inherited from Roman antiquity and was probably a contribution of Christianity.

When William, the abbot of Hirsau, asked Ulrich of Zell to redact the customs of Cluny for him, he explained that he did not know another ecclesia which was similar in life and regular discipline (Ulrich of Zell, 1853: col. 644A). In answer to William's demand, Ulrich wrote a first book devoted to liturgy and a Cluny in the tenth and eleventh centuries 29 second entitled De disciplina regulari. Disciplina signifies primarily the correct ensemble of gestures needed to perform each non-liturgical activity (Illmer, 1971: 31).

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