Making and Breaking the Rules : Discussion, Implementation, and Consequences of Dominican Legislation
This volume takes an interdisciplinary approach to exploring the theory and practice of introducing order in all areas of Dominican life by means of rules and guidelines. With the rich transmission of acts of Dominican general and provincial chapters providing a fruitful starting point, the essays branch out to take account of a wide range of materials, including literary sources, codicological and musicological evidence, and architectural remains. Among the overarching questions asked are: by
what means were rules and guidelines disseminated and implemented in the Dominican Order; what impact did they have and what were their intended, but also unintended, consequences; and what were the effects and outcomes of not following the rules laid down by the Order. The volume asks whether the
historical evidence in normative sources such as the Acts of the General Chapters, widely used as a point of reference in modern scholarship, might represent an inaccurate and incomplete picture of the Order, one which was far removed from the reality on the ground.
- Hardback | 440 pages
- 147 x 219 x 29mm | 658g
- 26 Jun 2018
- German Historical Institute London
- London, United Kingdom
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About Cornelia Linde
theology, and the history of universities. Among her publications are How to Correct the 'Sacra Scriptura'? Textual Criticism of the Bible between the Twelfth and the Fifteenth Century (2012), and, most recently, 'Arguing with Lollards: Thomas Palmer, OP, and De translatione scripture sacre in linguam
barbaricam', Viator, 46/3 (2015).