Cloth $35.00 ISBN: 9781589661752 Published January 2009
Paper $20.00 ISBN: 9781589661769 Published January 2009

Regulars and the Secular Realm

The Benedictines of the Congregation of Saint-Maur during the 18th Century and the French Revolution

Mary Kathryn Robinson

Mary Kathryn Robinson

Distributed for University of Scranton Press

180 pages | 6 x 9
Cloth $35.00 ISBN: 9781589661752 Published January 2009
Paper $20.00 ISBN: 9781589661769 Published January 2009
In the late eighteenth century, the French Republic evicted religious orders from their monasteries and forced them back into secular life. Regulars and the Secular Realm is a detailed account of the monks’ plight, chronicling the injustices perpetrated by government officials as well as the general antagonism towards the Catholic Church. As Mary Kathryn Robinson reveals, this fraught period of history offered a promise of “liberty for all”—except Catholics. This vivid recounting of Benedictines and the French Revolution will interest scholars and history buffs alike.   
 
Robert Shaffern, professor of history, University of Scranton, author of The Penitents’ Treasury .
“Robinson does a great job of showing just how unjustly officials of the French Republic treated the Maurists and enlightening us about the outrageous hypocrisy of the Revolution’s high ‘ideals.’ Important history, since that was the beginning of modern   liberalism’s antagonism towards traditional Christianity.”
Nigel Aston | The Catholic Historical Review

“This well-researched book by Mary Kathryn Robinson makes a significant contribution to the more sympathetic and nuanced reading of eighteenth-century European monasticism currently underway.”

Contents
Introduction
 
Figure 1. Maurist Monasteries in the Department of Eure
 
Figure 2. Maurist Monasteries in the Department of Seine-inferieure
 
Chapter 1. Benedictine Reform and the Foundation of the Congregation of Saint-Maur
 
Chapter 2. The Maurists in Upper Normandy during the Eighteenth Century
 
Chapter 3. The Suppression of the Congregation
 
Chapter 4. The Maurists in the Secular Realm
 
Chapter 5. The Maurists and the Civil Constitution of the Clergy
 
Chapter 6. Maurists in the Constitutional Church
 
Chapter 7. Maurists during the Terror
 
Chapter 8. Maurists during the Directory
 
Epilogue: The Maurists and the Concordat
 
Conclusion
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