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Constable, Giles

Overview
Works: 246 works in 830 publications in 8 languages and 14,772 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Conference papers and proceedings  Bibliography  Sources  Concordances 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director, Author of introduction, Contributor, Other, Translator, Director
Classifications: BX2470, 940.182
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Three studies in medieval religious and social thought by Giles Constable( )

25 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 2,602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume concentrates on the changes in religious thought and institutions in the eleventh and twelfth centuries, and includes not only monks and nuns but also less organised types of life such as hermits, recluses, crusaders, and penitents. It is complimentary to Professor Constable's subsequent book, The Reformation of the Twelfth Century (now also published as a paperback), but is dissimilar to it in examining three themes over a long period, from late Antiquity to the seventeenth century, in order to show how they changed over time
Three treatises from Bec on the nature of monastic life by Giles Constable( )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 1,616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The abbey of Bec was founded in the eleventh century and was one of the best-known and most influential monasteries in Normandy. Celebrated for its high standard of religious life and its intellectual activity, Bec also had an exceptional degree of institutional independence. The three treatises collected and translated in this volume - Tractatus de professionibus monachorum ('The Profession of Monks'), De professionibus abbatum ('The Profession of Abbots'), and De libertate Beccensis monasterii ('On the Liberty of the Monastery of Bec') - are a striking statement of the position of Bec in relation to episcopal and ducal (later royal) authorities. Little is known about the anonymous author of these works except that he was a twelfth-century monk with an attachment to Augustine and Gregory the Great, and that he had considerable knowledge of canon law. His purpose in writing these treatises was to assert and justify the privileges of Bec at a time when many bishops were reacting against monastic freedom, especially with regard to profession. This volume is an important contribution to understanding not only monasticism in Normandy, but also the conflict between church and state in the eleventh and twelfth centuries
Renaissance and renewal in the twelfth century by Carol Dana Lanham( Book )

46 editions published between 1982 and 1999 in English and Spanish and held by 981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The reformation of the twelfth century by Giles Constable( Book )

30 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is concerned with the changes in religious thought and institutions from the late eleventh century to the third quarter of the twelfth. It concentrates on monks and nuns, but also takes into consideration hermits, recluses, wandering preachers, crusaders, penitents, and other less organized forms of religious life. In particular it studies the variety of reform movements, the relation of the reformers to each other and the outside world, and their spirituality and motivation as reflected in their writings and activities
Medieval monasticism : a select bibliography by Giles Constable( Book )

28 editions published between 1976 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of Giles Constable's key articles on medieval monastic and ecclesiastical history provides nothing less than a comprehensive overview of research in the field. The book provides an insight into monastic life in the Middle Ages - from Germany to Normandy and from England to Sicily"--Publisher's web site
Monastic tithes : from their origins to the twelfth century by Giles Constable( Book )

19 editions published between 1964 and 2008 in English and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The letters of Peter the Venerable by Peter( Book )

21 editions published between 1967 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Libellus de diversis ordinibus et professionibus qui sunt in aecclesia by Giles Constable( Book )

28 editions published between 1972 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world of medieval monasticism : its history and forms of life by Gert Melville( )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book surveys the full panorama of ten centuries of Christian monastic life. It moves from the deserts of Egypt and the Frankish monasteries of early medieval Europe to the religious ruptures of the eleventh and twelfth centuries and the reforms of the later Middle Ages. Throughout that story the book balances a rich sense of detail with a broader synthetic view. It presents the history of religious life and its orders as a complex braid woven from multiple strands: individual and community, spirit and institution, rule and custom, church and world. The result is a synthesis that places religious life at the center of European history and presents its institutions as key catalysts of Europe's move toward modernity. (Publisher)
People and power in Byzantium : an introduction to modern Byzantine studies by A. P Kazhdan( Book )

19 editions published between 1982 and 1996 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected letters by Peter( Book )

21 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apologiae duae by Gozechin( Book )

20 editions published between 1916 and 1985 in 4 languages and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monks, hermits, and crusaders in Medieval Europe by Giles Constable( Book )

22 editions published between 1984 and 2002 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Culture and spirituality in medieval Europe by Giles Constable( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters and letter-collections by Giles Constable( Book )

12 editions published between 1976 and 2006 in English and French and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crusaders and crusading in the twelfth century by Giles Constable( Book )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crusading in the twelfth century was less a series of discrete events than a manifestation of an endemic phenomenon that touched almost every aspect of life at that time. This book includes various versions of Giles Constable's classic essays on medieval crusading, along with two major studies on the cross of the crusaders and the Fourth Crusade
Religious life and thought (11th-12th centuries) by Giles Constable( Book )

13 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cluny from the tenth to the twelfth centuries : further studies by Giles Constable( Book )

12 editions published in 2000 in English and Miscellaneous languages and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cluniac studies by Giles Constable( Book )

13 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Byzantine monastic foundation documents : a complete translation of the surviving founders' typika and testaments( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Three studies in medieval religious and social thought
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Three treatises from Bec on the nature of monastic lifeRenaissance and renewal in the twelfth centuryThe reformation of the twelfth centuryMonastic tithes : from their origins to the twelfth centuryLibellus de diversis ordinibus et professionibus qui sunt in aecclesiaCrusaders and crusading in the twelfth centuryCluny from the tenth to the twelfth centuries : further studiesByzantine monastic foundation documents : a complete translation of the surviving founders' typika and testaments
Alternative Names
Constable, G.

Constable, Gilles 1929-

Giles Constable British church historian and medievalist

Giles Constable Brits kerkhistoricus

Giles Constable englischer Mediävist und emeritierter Hochschullehrer an der Princeton University

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