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Selected Sources: Church Life in the High Middle Ages


  • Western Monasticism - After A.D. 900
    • Benedictines
    • Cluny
    • Cistercians
    • Carthusians
    • Other Orders
    • Women's Monasticism
  • The Mendicant Orders
    • Franciscans
    • Dominicans
    • Other Orders
  • The Secular Clergy
    • Cathedral Chapters
    • Parish Pastoral Clergy
  • Medieval Heresy
    • General
    • Waldensianism
    • Catharism
    • The "Spiritual Franciscans"
    • The Inquisition
    • Lollardy
    • Hussites
  • Christian Spirituality
    • Attitudes
    • Liturgy
    • Mysticism
    • The Life of Christ
    • The Cultus of the Virgin Mary
    • Saints and Relics
    • The Sacramental System
      • The Eucharist
      • Penance
      • Confirmation
      • Heaven, Hell, and In Between
    • Aspects of Popular Beliefs

Western Monasticism - After A.D. 900
The Mendicant Orders
The Secular Clergy
  • Cathedral Chapters
  • Parish Pastoral Clergy
    • Amalarius of Metz: Prologue to his Antiphonary trans William North. PDF [At Carleton] [Internet Archive version here]
      Amalarius describes the origin and method of composition of his antiphonary.
    • Raoul Ardens: Preface to Sermon Collection (12th century) trans. William North .PDF [At Carleton] [Internet Archive version here]
      A brief text by the author explaining the circumstances behind his compiling his popular sermons in written form.
    • Regino of Prüm (early 10th century): Ordo for a Bishop's Visitation of his Diocese (Reginonis Prumiensis Libri Duo de Synodalibus Causis et Disicplinis Ecclesiasticis). [At After Empire] [Internet Archive version here]
      There's a high level of interest in sins related to sex, marriage, divorce and homosexuality.
    • Ulrich of Reims and Clergy: Diocesan Letter on the Matter of Church Thefts,  trans. William North.PDF [At Carleton] [Internet Archive version here]
      Describes the theft of liturgical equipment and personal items from the Basilica of Blessed Mary and pronounces an anathema and excommunication for the thieves.

Medieval Heresy
Christian Spirituality

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