Ulrich L. Lehner

in Enlightened Monks

Published in print March 2011 | ISBN: 9780199595129
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191729096 | DOI:

More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Modern History (1700 to 1945)


Show Summary Details


The Introduction emphasizes the interdisciplinary focus of this work, namely to present a cultural, intellectual and social history of the German Benedictines during the 18th century. Moreover, it shows that in the 18th century the Benedictines increasingly imitated the scholarly achievements of their French brethren in St. Maur, which led to the beginning of a reform process within the monastic houses. The questions of what an enlightened monastery looked like, of how many monks were followers of the Enlightenment process and of anti-Enlightenment within monastic communities are also discussed.

Keywords: monks and monasteries; St. Maur; erudition; monastic reform; anti‐Enlightenment

Chapter.  5367 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.