In Samuel's Image: Child Oblation in the Early Medieval West
BRILL, 1996 - 360 من الصفحات
Early medieval religious communities were filled with monks and nuns who spent almost their entire lives within the monastic confines. Many had arrived in childhood, through an irrevocable act of parental sacrifice (oblatio). According to Benedict's Rule, parents were to donate their sons 'to God in the monastery', following the biblical example of Hannah offering her son Samuel at the Temple. From the twelfth century onwards, this once widespread practice became increasingly controversial. Why did parents give away their children? Were they driven by economic necessity?
This book argues that child oblation was anything but a religious disguise for abandoning superfluous offspring. Instead, it was a sacrifice, and should be viewed within the context of gift-giving, religious and otherwise, which assumed such a central importance in early medieval societies.
ما يقوله الناس - كتابة مراجعة
لم نعثر على أي مراجعات في الأماكن المعتادة.
Its Early History
Carolingian Law and Child Oblation
Registration and Commemoration
Monasticism and Child Recruitment
Commendatio and Oblatio
Child Oblation and the State
طبعات أخرى - عرض جميع المقتطفات
عبارات ومصطلحات مألوفة
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