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The Resource Ecclesiastical knights : the military orders in Castile, 1150-1330, Sam Zeno Conedera, SJ

Ecclesiastical knights : the military orders in Castile, 1150-1330, Sam Zeno Conedera, SJ

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Ecclesiastical knights : the military orders in Castile, 1150-1330
Title
Ecclesiastical knights
Title remainder
the military orders in Castile, 1150-1330
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Sam Zeno Conedera, SJ
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eng
Summary
  • "'Warrior monks'--the misnomer for the Iberian military orders that emerged on the frontiers of Europe in the twelfth century-have long fascinated general readers and professional historians alike. Proposing 'ecclesiastical knights' as a more accurate name and conceptual model-warriors animated by ideals and spiritual currents endorsed by the church hierarchy, author Sam Zeno Conedera presents a groundbreaking study of how these orders brought the seemingly incongruous combination of monastic devotion and the practice of warfare into a single way of life. Providing a detailed study of the military-religious vocation as it was lived out in the Orders of Santiago, Calatrava, and Alcantara in Leon-Castile during the first century, Ecclesiastical Knights provides a valuable window into medieval Iberia. Filling a gap in the historiography of the medieval military orders, Conedera defines, categorizes, and explains these orders, from their foundations until their spiritual decline in the early fourteenth century, arguing that that the best way to understand their spirituality is as a particular kind of consecrated knighthood. Because these Iberian military orders were belligerents in the Reconquest, Ecclesiastical Knights informs important discussions about the relations between Western Christianity and Islam in the Middle Ages. Conedera examines how the military orders fit into the religious landscape of medieval Europe through the prism of knighthood, and how their unique conceptual character informed the orders and spiritual self-perception. The religious observances of all three orders were remarkably alike, except that the Cistercian-affiliated orders were more demanding and their members could not marry. Santiago, Calatrava, and Alcantara shared the same essential mission and purpose: the defense and expansion of Christendom understood as an act of charity, expressed primarily through fighting and secondarily through the care of the sick and the ransoming of captives. Their prayers were simple and their penances were aimed at knightly vices and the preservation of military discipline. Above all, the orders valued obedience. They never drank from the deep wellsprings of monasticism, nor were they ever meant to. Offering an entirely fresh perspective on two difficult and closely related problems concerning the military orders--namely, definition and spirituality--author Sam Zeno Conedera illuminates the religious life of the orders, previously eclipsed by their military activities"--
  • "Ecclesiastical Knights is a spirituality study of the three military orders of Santiago, Calatrava, and Alcantara in Leon-Castile from the twelfth to the early fourteenth centuries. It explores the fundamental problem of the military orders: how the traditions of knighthood and monasticism were combined into a single way of life"--
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Conedera, Sam Zeno
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index present
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non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Fordham series in medieval studies
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  • Orden de Santiago
  • Orden de Calatrava
  • Orden de Alcántara
  • Orden de Alcántara
  • Orden de Calatrava
  • Orden de Santiago
  • Military religious orders
  • Knights and knighthood
  • Monks
  • Christianity and other religions
  • Islam
  • Castilla y León (Spain)
  • Castilla y León (Spain)
  • RELIGION
  • RELIGION
  • Christianity
  • Interfaith relations
  • Islam
  • Knights and knighthood
  • Military religious orders
  • Monks
  • Spain
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Ecclesiastical knights : the military orders in Castile, 1150-1330, Sam Zeno Conedera, SJ
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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Contents
Introduction: Warrior Monks? -- Foundations -- Interior Castle : The Orders' Religious Observance -- Ad Extra : The Orders' Mission in the World -- Brothers in Arms : The Orders' Relations with Each Other
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ocn906575144
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9780823265954
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)906575144
Label
Ecclesiastical knights : the military orders in Castile, 1150-1330, Sam Zeno Conedera, SJ
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Warrior Monks? -- Foundations -- Interior Castle : The Orders' Religious Observance -- Ad Extra : The Orders' Mission in the World -- Brothers in Arms : The Orders' Relations with Each Other
Control code
ocn906575144
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780823265954
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt14g3jxm
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)906575144

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