This chapter explores the use of hagiographic texts as 'Vitae vel regulae', i.e. as narrated monastic rules and monastic programs. It focuses especially on the Life of Antony, the Life of Martin, the Life of the Jura Fathers, the Life of Pacomius and Walahfrid Strabo's Life of Gallus and explores the different textual strategies to convey monastic ideals and the different concepts of normativity and regular observance developed in these texts.
- hagiography, monastic rules
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