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Ex quibus unus fuit Odorannus : community and self in an eleventh-century monastery (Saint Pierre-le-Vif, Sens)

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Title: Ex quibus unus fuit Odorannus : community and self in an eleventh-century monastery (Saint Pierre-le-Vif, Sens)
Author: Bright, Catherine
Subject Keywords Odorannus of Sens (985-1046);self;identity, personal;identity, institutional;Saint-Pierre-le-Vif, monastery;Benedictine monasticism;France, medieval;aging;legacy;reputation;exile;compilation;reliquary;foundation legend, monastic;Theudechild;ritual commemoration of the dead;All Souls' Day;liturgy
Issue Date: 2009-05-25
Series/Report no. University of British Columbia, Dept of History, Honours Essays
Abstract: This undergraduate thesis is an examination of the works of Odorannus (c. 985-c. 1046), a monk of the abbey of Saint Pierre-le-Vif in Sens, France. A prominent monk in his community, Odorannus was involved in constructing and celebrating his monastery's prosperity and identity. At times, however, he was at variance with his brethren, even experiencing a brief period in exile. This essay explores aspects of Odorannus' compilation, a collection which the monk himself gathered together in his old age, in terms of the dynamic relationship between self and community in a Benedictine monastery of the central Middle Ages.
Affiliation: Arts, Faculty ofHistory, Department of
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/8111
Peer Review Status: Unreviewed
Scholarly Level: Undergraduate

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