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Revista de Cultures Medievals 2014-7023 <p><span>The authors retain rights and grant the journal right of first publication of the work.</span></p><p><span>The author (s) to retain the publishing rights without restrictions, only recognition of first publication.</span></p><p><span>SVMMA Revista de Cultures Medievals</span> is licensed under a <a rel="license" href="">Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Spain License</a></p> Editorial Maria Reina Bastardas i Rufat Copyright (c) 2022 2022-12-20 2022-12-20 20 i iii Perfilant els paisatges del primer monacat occidental: A propòsit del I Seminari Internacional Paisatges Patrístics del Monacat Primitiu a Occident (s. IV-VII) (Barcelona, 2021) Jordina Sales-Carbonell Marta Sancho i Planas Raúl Villegas Marín Copyright (c) 2022 2022-12-20 2022-12-20 20 1 5 Geography, asceticism and monasticism in the Italic peninsula after Georg Jenal’s Italia ascetica atque monastica (1995) <p>The purpose of this essay is to analyze the heuristic value of the geographical perspective in the history of early Christian monasticism. Georg Jenal’s book <em>Italia ascetica atque monastica</em> (1995) provides an excellent example for assessing the advantages and limitations of this approach. Almost twenty-five years after its publication, recent historiographical trends, especially in the field of archaeology, seem to show the limits of analyses of this kind. Finally, how Jenal deals with the relationship between asceticism and monasticism will be examined.</p> Roberto Alciati Copyright (c) 2022 2022-12-20 2022-12-20 20 6 21 Leander of Seville and female cenobitism: a subordinate virginity <p>The text <em>De institutione virginum</em>, written by Leander of Seville around 580, is practically the only evidence of the existence of an organized female monasticism before the official conversion of the Visigothic Kingdom to Catholicism in 589. The text is aimed both at showing the superiority of virginity over marriage, and convincing its addressee, his sister Florentina, a professed virgin in a monastery, that she has made the right decision. However, it includes two other aspects of interest to the study of late-Hispanic female cenobitism. On the one hand, it insists on the superiority of monastic community life over consecrated virginity in the family environment. On the other hand, it reveals an ideological perception which transfers to the sphere of the ascetic profession the same criteria that served for undervaluing women and were recurrent in the society of the time. As a consequence, virgins were considered morally weak and physically in need of male protection. The Betic conciliar legislation on female monastic life, emanating from the Council of Seville in 619, shows that these ideas were embodied in the subjection, as a general rule, of female monasteries to the tutelage of male monasteries.</p> Pablo C. Díaz Martínez Copyright (c) 2022 2022-12-20 2022-12-20 20 22 39 Visigothic Monastic History: Old Paths and New Directions <p>Half a century ago, the evidence for monastic life and practices in the Visigothic kingdom consisted entirely of literary sources of very unequal merit, both in the value of their contents and its interpretation, and in the quality of the editions of them. Over recent decades, the latter has improved, though the lack of a proper critical edition of most of the monastic rules of the period remains a great weakness. After a slightly hesitant start, caused by disagreements over chronology, archaeology has come to play a central role in uncovering and understanding the evidence for Visigothic monasticism. Comparisons with discoveries made in several other geographical contexts, ranging from Egypt to the islands of the Hebrides, can enhance understanding of its scale and importance in the Iberian Peninsula in the post-Roman centuries. While much work remains to be done, it seems from what has now been achieved that Hispanic monasticism was far more extensive and more varied in character than would have been believed fifty years ago. Textual editing and study now need to be accelerated, to keep pace with expected further archaeological discoveries, to provide a better understanding of this important aspect of the history of the Visigothic kingdom.</p> Roger Collins Copyright (c) 2022 2022-12-20 2022-12-20 20 40 69 Monastic landscapes: a new approach to Columbanian Monasticism <p>This contribution proposes different notions of “monastic landscapes” (geographic, political, textual, economic, spiritual) and discusses whether applying them to the monastic movement allegedly initiated by Columbanus may help us to refine or deconstruct the concept of “Columbanian monasticism.” Comparing evidence on monastic life in Gregory of Tours’ hagiographic and historiographic works with the depiction of monastic life in Jonas of Bobbio’s&nbsp;<em>Vita Columbani</em>&nbsp;shows that we can indeed identify a shift from a “landscape with monasteries” in sixth-century Merovingian Francia to a politically integrated “monastic landscape” in the seventh century. However, this does not mean that the fundamental shift was necessarily the result of the activities of the Irish monk Columbanus. An investigation of Jonas’ depiction of the spiritual and physical landscape around Columbanus’ main foundation Luxeuil shows the grade of continuity between monastic foundations in Gaul before Columbanus and the alleged center of a new “Columbanian” monastic movement.</p> Albrecht Diem Copyright (c) 2022 2022-12-20 2022-12-20 20 70 96 Reviews Svmma Revista de Cultures Medievals Copyright (c) 2022 2022-12-20 2022-12-20 20 97 104 Library Svmma Revista de Cultures Medievals Copyright (c) 2022 2022-12-20 2022-12-20 20 105 109 News Svmma Revista de Cultures Medievals Copyright (c) 2022 2022-12-20 2022-12-20 20 110 124 List of Reviewers Svmma Revista de Cultures Medievals Copyright (c) 2022 2022-12-20 2022-12-20 20 125 126 Download the whole issue Svmma Revista de Cultures Medievals Copyright (c) 2022 2022-12-20 2022-12-20 20