Anthony di Battista: High School Teachers Institute
Friday, December 09, 2022, 09:00am - 02:30pm
“The World of Medieval Monasticism”
Friday, December 9, 2022
9a - 2:30p, AB 6051
Anthony di Battista, Lecturer, Department of History, Rutgers University
From illuminated manuscripts to herb gardens to inspirations for Chaucer and Shakespeare, monasteries are central to an understanding of the Middle Ages. Monasticism was among the most popular and influential forms of religious devotion in the medieval period. Its influences extended well beyond the walls of the monastery and helped to depose emperors and to found universities. This seminar will examine the origins of medieval monasticism from the Desert Fathers to the founding of the Franciscans and will ‘illuminate’ the enduring influence of these movements on the formation of the medieval world.