Project

The horizons of Guibert of Gembloux (1124/25-1214). Historical-anthropological research into the world of a Benedictine letter writer from the decades after the so-called 'crisis of cenobitism'

Duration
01 October 2009 → 30 September 2013
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • History
    • Theology and religious studies
Keywords
historical anthropology letters cenobitism Guibert of Gembloux
 
Project description

Starting from the letter collection of Guibert of Gembloux, this historical-anthropological study aims at evaluating the way in which traditional Benedictinism in the Southern Low Countries positioned itself both socially and spiritually in the decades following immediately after the alleged crisis of traditional cenobitism (Van Engen, 1986).