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The Concise Oxford Companion to Irish Literature

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Literature
Length:
310 words

was the dominant form of ecclesiastical and scholarly life in Ireland from the 6th to the 12th cents., when the ...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Religion
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4,817 words

Monasticism (derived from Greek monos, “unique”) refers to a recognizable type of social structure which characterizes those whose lives ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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1,402 words

(from μονάζειν, “to live alone”), a life devoted to worship, practiced by monks and nuns. Monasticism was an essential ...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
Length:
550 words

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The Gk., monachos, underlying ‘monk’, points to someone being ‘on their own’. It may originally have meant ‘celibate

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Classical studies, History
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1,759 words
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Derived from the Greek monachos (single one), “monasticism” refers to a variety of lifestyles in which Christians renounced ordinary social ...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Religion, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
1,111 words

While many religions, including Buddhism and Christianity, are characterized by monastic orders and practices for both men and women, Islam ...

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The Oxford Companion to Irish History (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
780 words

has long been seen as dominating the Irish church before the 12th‐century reform. Since this view is now controversial, ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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1,483 words
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1

The pursuit of a life of *asceticism, with intent to achieve salvation, lived apart from secular society. Monasticism was ...

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World Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
Length:
130 words

Ascetic way of life followed by men or women who have taken religious vows and belong to a recognized religious ...

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
8,011 words

The West, 7th-9th centuries The West, 10th-15th centuries Byzantium, 6th-10th centuries Byzantium, 11th-15th centuries Italo-Greek ...

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