Monastic Life and Venerated Spaces

  • 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.

  • "Pandhof next to the Dom Church." Photo by Bart van Leeuwen / Flickr (cropped from original). CC BY 2.0.

Keywords: Monasticism, asceticism, sacred landscape, sacred space, mysticism, veneration sites

Geographical scope: Global

Chronological scope: 500-1500 CE

  • Editorial Board
    • Aneilya Barnes, Coastal Carolina University

    • Jacob Abell, Baylor University

  • Submissions

    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 or Emily Winkler, the acquisitions editors for the series.

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