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Petrarch's Humanist Writing and Carthusian Monasticism

The Secret Language of the Self

Petrarch's Humanist Writing and Carthusian Monasticism( )
Author: Yocum, Demetrio S.
Series title:Medieval Church Studies
Publication Date:Jul 2013
Publisher:Brepols Publishers
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $112.00
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The fourteenth century saw an exponential rise in charterhouses across Europe. During this period of growth, the cloister walls protecting the silence and solitude of the relatively small and isolated semi-eremitical Carthusian houses became more porous, pliable, and open to the outer world. Although still considered at the forefront of Christian piety and asceticism, the Carthusians began to be more clearly identified with their newly acquired taste for the arts, literature, and...
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