Bibliography on the History of Monasticism in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages

This is a growing bibliography (5,768 entries as of May 2012), of fundamental importance to the field.  Although it is not yet comprehensive, it is distinguished by its scope: Greek, Latin, Syriac, and Coptic monasticism are all covered; and early medieval monasticism, the study of which is usually inexplicably separate from its Late Antique past, is equally well represented, at any rate for the Latin West. Continue reading