Inventing Sempringham

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Katharine Sykes

Gilbert of Sempringham and the origins of the role of the Master. Preface by Brian Golding

ISBN 978-3-643-90122-4
Band-Nr. 46
Jahr 2011
Seiten 280
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Vita regularis – Ordnungen und Deutungen religiosen Lebens im Mittelalter. Abhandlungen


This book explores the origins of the role of the Master or head of the
order of Sempringham, the only monastic order to be founded in medieval
England, from the foundation of the order to the final drafting of its
legislation in the 1230s. It demonstrates that many previous assumptions
about the early development of this important role are flawed, most
notably the standard portrait of Gilbert of Sempringham, founder of the
order, as a stereotypical charismatic leader, big on ideas but short on
the capacity to provide his followers with effective leadership.