Title of material
Rule of St Benedict
Early 6th century
Religious History; Intellectual History; Social History
As Christian monasticism spread throughout Africa, Asia, and Europe, different leaders developed different rules for the communities. One of the most influential set of rules was written by Benedict of Nursia in the early 6th century. It spread throughout Western Europe and was later promoted by Charlemagne and other leaders. Benedictine communities were some of the wealthiest and most powerful religious houses throughout the Middle Ages.
"Rule of St Benedict" (2020). All OER History Primary Sources. 53.