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Robert of Arbrissel: Sex, Sin, and Salvation in the Middle Ages

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The author tells the story of Robert of Arbrissel (ca 1045-1116). Robert was a parish priest, longtime student, reformer, hermit, wandering preacher, and founder of the abbey of Fontevraud. This book narrates the course of Robert's life and his relationships with others along the way.
Paperback, 188 pages
Published August 22nd 2006 by Catholic University of America Press (first published 1985)
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Fabio Pontiggia
La vita di Roberto d'Arbrissel, fondatore dell'ordine di Fontevraud. L'autore si basa su un numero molto ristretto di fonti ( due "Vitae" di Roberto e alcune missive ), e cerca di ricostruire la vita interiore del prete-eremita facendo riferimento ai predecessori orientali dei primi secoli dell'epoca cristiana.

Non amo l'agiografia, e la storia religiosa non fa per me. L'interesse risiede nel tentativo di analisi della posizione delle donne nella società occidentale ai tempi della Riforma gregori
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This is a classic of historical writing about hagiography. It is very well translated.
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