Exclusion and the Rhetoric of Accessibility in the Late Antique and Early Medieval Monasticism

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Abstract

This article contrasts the rhetoric of accessibility to monastic conversion as we can find it in late antique and early medieval narrative texts with practices of exclusion from monastic entry, especially for slaves and unfree people, priests, monks form other monasteries and the poor as it is laid out in monastic rules and other normative texts. It especially focuses on rituals of access to the monastery and techniques of exclusion in the ninth-century commentary to the Regula Benedicti by Hildemar of Corbie.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLa construction sociale du sujet exclu (IVe-XIe siècle)
EditorsSylvie Joye, Cristina La Rocca , Stéphane Gioanni
Place of PublicationTurnhout
PublisherBrepols Publishers
ISBN (Print)9782503576053, 9782503576060
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2019

Keywords

  • monastic rules
  • exclusion
  • monasticism
  • middle ages
  • hagiography

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