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The Perfection of Solitude: Hermits and Monks in the Crusader States

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Crusaders were not the only Europeans drawn to the Holy Land during the twelfth century. Many lay people and followers of religious orders made pilgrimages to the East to visit the holy sites, and many felt compelled to stay there, settling as monks or hermits in established monasteries or founding hermitages of their own. So widespread was the exodus that Bernard of Clair ...more
Paperback, 216 pages
Published August 26th 2008 by Penn State University Press (first published 1995)
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Professor Andrew Jotischky is a professor at Bowland College, Lancaster University,
United Kingdom. His interests are centered on medieval religious beliefs, traditions and practices, and on religious institutions. I write about medieval monasticism, including mendicant orders; the Crusades and the Crusader States; interactions between Latin and Greek Orthodox Christendom; pilgrimage; food and diet
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