Hermits and Anchoresses: Facts and Ideals

    Facts: Historical Hermits and Anchoresses
  • Darwin, Francis. The English mediaeval recluse. London: Society for promoting Christian knowledge [1944]. Davis BX2847.G7 D3. Pages 60-70 discuss records of many anchoresses, many known by name, XII-XV.
  • Elkins, Sharon K. Holy women of twelfth-century England. University of North Carolina Press, 1988. BX4220.G7 E45 1988. UL BX4220.G7 E45 1988.
  • Warren, Ann K. Anchorites and their patrons in medieval England. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1985. BX2847.G7 W37 1985.
    Ideals: Eremetical and Monastic Tradition
  • Lawrence, Clifford Hughes. Medieval Monasticism: forms of religious life in western Europe in the Middle Ages. 2nd ed. London: Longman, 1989.
  • Constable, Giles. Medieval Monasticism: a select bibliography. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 1976.
  • Leclercq, Jean, O.S.B. The Love of Learning and the Desire for God: a study of monastic culture. Trans. Catharine Misrahi.New York: Fordham UP, 1961.
  • Monks, hermits, and the ascetic tradition: papers read at the 1984 Summer Meeting and the 1985 Winter Meeting of the Ecclesiastical History Society. Published for the Ecclesiastical History Society by B. Blackwell, Oxford, 1985. BR141 .S84 vol. 22.

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