Treatise on Monastic Studies 1691

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-07-08
  • Publisher: UPA
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This is the first English translation of Dom Jean Mabillon's treatise that defends the propriety of study and research as an occupation for monks, and lays out a course of studies for young Benedictines training to be scholars. This edition includes a translator's introduction, suggestions for further reading on the monastic studies controversy, all Mabillon's marginal notes, a bibliography of all published works mentioned in the text, and an index.

Author Biography

John Paul McDonald is Associate Professor of French at the University of North Carolina, Asheville. Professor McDonald holds a doctorate from the University of Paris Dom Jean Mabillon was the outstanding scholar of a group of reformed 17th century Benedictine monks, the Maurists, based at the ancient abbey of St-Germain-des-Pres in Paris

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements v
Translator's Introduction vii
Bibliographical and Editorial Note xviii
Further Reading xxi
Mabillon's Title Page
Mabillon's Letter of Dedication
Mabillon's Table of Contents
Mabillon's Preface
Part One
Part Two
Part Three
Mabillon's List of Principal Difficulties
Notes 283(8)
Bibliography 291(28)
Index 319

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