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1774Benedictine monks  
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  • Monks who belong to the monastic order of St Benedict (6th century) and follow his coenobitic rule. The Benedictines became the most important monastic order of Europe from the 8th and 9th century onwards, when the Carolingians tried to impose their rule on all monastic communities. They were connected to high officials of the Church, as well as to nobility, while their abbeys disposed of large landed property, but also of rich libraries, where the monks studied and copied manuscripts. In the 13th and the 14th centuries the Benedictines had to deal with the emergence of new monastic orders that were linked to the cities, like the Franciscans and the Dominicans. During the Reformation and Counter-Reformation, and with the advent of secularisation, the Dominicans followed the course of the other ancient monastic orders and gradually lost their important socio-economic and cultural role.
SOURCE
  • Johnston & Kleinhenz 2015
  • Lourdaux & Verheist 1983
CONTRIBUTOR
  • Katsiadakis Helen (AA)
CREATOR
  • Tzedopoulos Giorgos (AA)
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https://humanitiesthesaurus.academyofathens.gr/dyas-resource/Concept/1774
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