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Title: Monasticism And Intellectual L

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Subject: Miscellaneous
Author: Edward J
Date: February 14, 2013
Level: University
Grade: A
Length: 3 / 744
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These were all male institutions, however, Benedict's sister, Scholastica founded monasteries for women. Many of the texts we have today are with us because of monks. Beginning in the ninth century, the monks used scriptoria, or writing rooms, to copy different manuscripts. Between the sixth and tenth centuries, the monasteries experienced what one might call a moral decline...

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Between the sixth and tenth centuries, the monasteries experienced what one might call a moral decline. The purity and poverty which was the ideal for monks was being abandoned. Simony, the buying of clerical positions, was common, as was the practice of priests being married. In 910, Duke William of Aquataine wanted to do something to correct this problem...

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