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Desert fathers, pillar-saints and fasting

Andrew Jotischky

Andrew Jotischky is Professor of Medieval History at Lancaster University, UK. He has published widely on aspects of medieval religious history; his principal publications include Crusading and the Crusader States (2004), and The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Bible Lands, with Caroline Hull (2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Hermit’s Cookbook : Monks, Food and Fasting in the Middle Ages

Continuum, 2011

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...Grazing We have already met in passing Onuphrios and his dates, Anthony and his bread and salt, Heron’s wild-lettuce diet, and Hilarion and his half-cooked lentils. Jerome, in his Life of Hilarion, was very precise about the kinds...

The ‘hermit craze’ of the Middle Ages

Andrew Jotischky

Andrew Jotischky is Professor of Medieval History at Lancaster University, UK. He has published widely on aspects of medieval religious history; his principal publications include Crusading and the Crusader States (2004), and The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Bible Lands, with Caroline Hull (2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Hermit’s Cookbook : Monks, Food and Fasting in the Middle Ages

Continuum, 2011

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...Western Monasticism and the Rediscovery of ‘The Desert’ Monastic ideals had been imported to the West from Egypt through the writings of John Cassian and the translations of Basil’s writings into Latin at the end of the fourth...

Herbs and health

Andrew Jotischky

Andrew Jotischky is Professor of Medieval History at Lancaster University, UK. He has published widely on aspects of medieval religious history; his principal publications include Crusading and the Crusader States (2004), and The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Bible Lands, with Caroline Hull (2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Hermit’s Cookbook : Monks, Food and Fasting in the Middle Ages

Continuum, 2011

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...In 1142, Bernard of Clairvaux sent a group of his monks to Italy to found a daughter-house not far from Rome. The site chosen was a ruined former Greek Orthodox monastery, St Anastasius, and the leader of the group was an Italian Cistercian...

Medieval diets – the food landscape

Andrew Jotischky

Andrew Jotischky is Professor of Medieval History at Lancaster University, UK. He has published widely on aspects of medieval religious history; his principal publications include Crusading and the Crusader States (2004), and The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Bible Lands, with Caroline Hull (2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Hermit’s Cookbook : Monks, Food and Fasting in the Middle Ages

Continuum, 2011

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...Typical Medieval Diets Writing about the food eaten by monks and monastic communities in antiquity and the Middle Ages raises obvious questions of comparison. How did the standard monastic fare contrast, if at all, with what...

Conclusion

Andrew Jotischky

Andrew Jotischky is Professor of Medieval History at Lancaster University, UK. He has published widely on aspects of medieval religious history; his principal publications include Crusading and the Crusader States (2004), and The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Bible Lands, with Caroline Hull (2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Hermit’s Cookbook : Monks, Food and Fasting in the Middle Ages

Continuum, 2011

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...The earliest monks were solitaries: individuals disillusioned with their world to the point of dropping everything in order to live on the margins of human society. They lived in caves, in abandoned ruins in deserted regions...

Beginnings – who were the first monks?

Andrew Jotischky

Andrew Jotischky is Professor of Medieval History at Lancaster University, UK. He has published widely on aspects of medieval religious history; his principal publications include Crusading and the Crusader States (2004), and The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Bible Lands, with Caroline Hull (2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Hermit’s Cookbook : Monks, Food and Fasting in the Middle Ages

Continuum, 2011

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...Throughout this book the term ‘monk’ is used fairly loosely to denote someone following a religious life, whether self-governing and alone or in a community. Properly speaking, ‘monk’ simply denotes someone who followed a monastic life...

From field to table – the medieval monastic experience

Andrew Jotischky

Andrew Jotischky is Professor of Medieval History at Lancaster University, UK. He has published widely on aspects of medieval religious history; his principal publications include Crusading and the Crusader States (2004), and The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Bible Lands, with Caroline Hull (2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Hermit’s Cookbook : Monks, Food and Fasting in the Middle Ages

Continuum, 2011

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...Food Growing Early monasticism, both solitary and communal, went handin-hand with growing food. Pachomius’ Rule mentions both an orchard for cultivating fruit and palm trees, and a vegetable garden. In the Sayings of the Fathers...