• Excavating and Renovating Ancient Texts: seventeenth- and eighteenth-century editions of Bernard of Cluny’s Consuetudines and early-modern monastic scholarship

    Author(s):
    Marc Philip Saurette (see profile)
    Date:
    2005
    Subject(s):
    17th century, 18th century, Monasticism
    Item Type:
    Book chapter
    Tag(s):
    11th century, Abbey of Cluny, Bernard of Cluny, custom, Customaries
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6487S
    Abstract:
    This chapter traces the rediscovery and reuse of the twelfth-century customary (Consuetudines) of Bernard of Cluny during the Early Modern period. Tracing the copies and editions that emerge, this study explores how early Modern monks sought to redefine the medieval sense of custom as a juridical analog to modern laws. This redefinition has had a serious impact on how modern scholars have understood the use and the authority of written Cluniac customs and statutes.
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