Title

Saints In Shining Armor: Martial Asceticism And Masculine Models Of Sanctity, Ca. 1050-1250

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-1-2008

Publication Title

Speculum

Department

History

Abstract

This article examines examples of the relationship between martial masculinity and religious devotion during the Middle Ages. During this era monks were often warriors as well and frequently referred as 'soldiers for Christ.' In particular, the wearing of armor was considering an aspect of monk's devotional asceticism.

Volume

83

Issue

3

pp.

572-602

ISSN

0038-7134