Medieval Glossary


One of the monastic orders. Bendictine monks stressed asceticism and communal cooperation, followed the Rule of St. Benedict, and were commonly known as "black monks." Income for Benedictine monasteries came from feudal manors.

Related term(s): Monastic; Monasticism; Monastery; Cistercian
Category: Western Christianity
Added: 01.07.05
Source information: Singman, Jeffrey L. Daily Life in Medieval Europe. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1999. 140-41.


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