Monastic Life and Venerated Spaces
Western Michigan University has a longstanding interest in medieval monasticism, as epitomized by its Center for Cistercian and Monastic Studies.
This series examines monastic movements amid broader religious and cultural traditions. It explores the everyday life of monastic individuals, the collective experience of religious communities, and the nature of asceticism and monasticism, as well as monastic institutions, patronage, and spaces and landscapes central to ascetic traditions, including sites of veneration. The series also welcomes research on monastic and ascetic communities and traditions from around the world during the period 500-1500 CE.
Keywords: Monasticism; asceticism; sacred landscape; sacred space; mysticism; veneration sites
Geographical scope: Global
Chronological scope: 500-1500 CE
Series editorial board
To submit a proposal or completed manuscript to be considered for publication by Medieval Institute Publications or to learn more about Monastic Life, please contact Tyler Cloherty, the acquisitions editor for the series.
The series' Editorial Board comprises:
Aneilya Barnes, Coastal Carolina University
Jacob Abell, Baylor University
Edited by Sheila Campbell
An archaeological study of the monastery of Zaraka in Greece, built and developed by Cistercian monks for forty years during the Frankish Crusader period.
ISBN 978-1-58044-244-2 (clothbound) © 2018
Edited by Susan M. B. Steuer and E. Rozanne Elder
This catalogue describes an American manuscript collection owned by the Trappist abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani in Kentucky (the house of Thomas Merton) the eclectic collection includes medieval manuscripts as well as materials of interest for the study of the French Revolution.
ISBN 978-1-58044-222-0 (clothbound) © 2016
Forthcoming in this series
By Andrea Rebecca Boffa
Using the vitae of thirty women deemed holy by their contemporary communities, this book analyzes the spiritual landscape these women inhabited, and how they circulated through religious and lay environments. The thirteenth and fourteenth centuries marked a period of proliferation of Italian female saints, and their vitae present a wide variety of religious practice and experiences. This book aims to track the function and structure of lay women’s experiences, challenges, and opportunities within urban Italy.