Consuetudines et Regulae Sources for Monastic Life in the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period (Disciplina Monastica, Book 10)
This volume addresses the nature and quality of the lives ofmonks and canons in Western Europe during the middle ages and theearly modern period. Building on the collaborative spirit of recentwork on medieval religion, it includes studies by historians of thereligious orders, liturgy and ritual as well as archaeologists andarchitectural historians. Several studies combine theinterpretation of texts, most particularly customaries and rules,with the analysis of architecture. The volume sheds new andexciting light on monastic daily life in all its dimensions fromthe liturgical and the quotidian to the spatial andarchitectural.Carolyn Marino Malone is Professor of Art History at theUniversity of Southern California in Los Angeles (USA). Shespecializes in French Romanesque and English Gothic architectureand sculpture. Her most recent book is Saint-Bénigne de Dijon enl’an mil, "totius Galliae basilicis mirabiliorem": Interprétationpolitique, liturgique et théologique, Disciplina monastica (5)(Turnhout, 2009).Clark Maines is Professor of Art History and Archaeology andKenan Professor of the Humanities at Wesleyan University, inMiddletown, Connecticut (USA). He specializes in the study ofmonasticism from architecture in its structural and ritualdimensions to technology and monastic domains. His most recentbook, co-written with Sheila Bonde, is Saint-Jean-des-Vignes inSoissons, Approaches to its Architecture, Archaeology and History,Bibliotheca Victorina, XV (Turnhout, 2003).