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The Rule of Saint Benedict (Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library), Benedict of Nursia

Author:    Benedict of Nursia

Title:   The Rule of Saint Benedict (Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library)

Binding:   Hardcover

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Harvard University Press May 2011

ISBN Number:    0674053044 / 9780674053045

Seller ID:   98481

One of the most influential texts in the Middle Ages, "The Rule of Saint Benedict "offers guidance about both the spiritual and organizational dimensions, from the loftiest to the lowliest, of monastic life. This new Latin-English edition has features of interest for first-time readers of the "Rule" as well as for scholars of medieval history and language.

The Latin text is a transcription of manuscript 914 of the Abbey of St. Gall (Switzerland), an early ninth-century copy regarded as the version that most closely reproduces Benedict's style. The saint s idiom was informal, sometimes conversational, and heavily influenced by the spoken Latin of the sixth century CE. In the "Rule" his voice and thought processes come through in all their strength and humanity. Readers will find background to the monastic life in the notes. This volume also includes texts and translations of two letters that explain the origins of the St. Gall version as well as an index to all the translated materials.

Price = 29.95 USD

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