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  • Record Number: 35674
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): , Pseudo-Bernard
  • Contributor(s): Mouron, Anne E., ed.
  • Title: A devoute tretes of holy Saynt Bernard, drawne oute of Latyn into English, callid The Manere of Good Lyvyng
  • Source: The Manere of Good Lyvyng: A Middle English Translation of Pseudo-Bernard's Liber de modo bene vivendi ad sororem.   Edited by Anne E. Mouron. Medieval Women: Texts and Contexts series.  Brepols, 2014.  Pages 41 - 182.
  • Description: This is a Middle English translation of a late twelfth- or early thirteenth-century Latin text intended for nuns. Tradition viewed it as authored by Saint Bernard of Clairvaux for his sister, Humbelina, who entered the monastery of Jully around 1124. The seventy-three chapters address vices and virtues, paths toward religious contemplation, and behaviors to emulate as well as those to avoid. In this edition, Anne E. Mouron has added an extensive commentary which includes emendations, comparisons with the original Latin text, and identifications of original references.
  • Article Type: Edition of Text
  • Subject (See Also): Handbooks Monasticism Religious Life Sources Spirituality Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 15
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  • Year of Publication: 2014.
  • Language: English; Middle English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 9782503545660
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