Regula cuiusdam ad virgines

Jonas of Bobbio (?), Regula cuiusdam ad virgines

"Regula Waldeberti"


CPL  1863

Incipit: Abbatissa monasterii non tam genere...

Editions:
  • Patrologia Latina, vol. 88, col. 1053-1070, online.
  • Lucas Holstenius and Marianus Brockie, Codex regularum monasticarum et canonicarum, vol. 1, Augsburg 1759, repr. Graz 1957, pp. 393-404.
  • Mayo, Hope, Three Merovingian Rules for Nuns, 2 Bde., Diss. Harvard, Cambridge (Mass.) 1974.
  • new edition by Albrecht Diem is forthcoming
Translations:
  • McNamara, Jo Ann, The Ordeal of Community: Hagiography and Discipline in Merovingian Convents, Kalamazoo (Michigan) 1990.
  • new English translation by Albrecht Diem, forthcoming.
  • German translation: Diem, Albrecht, 'Das Ende des monastischen Experiments. Liebe, Beichte und Schweigen in der Regula cuiusdam ad virgines (mit einer Übersetzung im Anhang)', in: Gert Melville and Anne Müller (eds), Female vita religiosa between Late Antiquity and the High Middle Ages. Structures, developments and spatial contexts. Vita Regularis, Abhandlungen, vol. 47, Münster/Berlin: LIT-Verlag 2011, pp. 81-136.
Manuscripts:

Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliohtek Clm 28118 
s. IXin

fol. 207-214v  
breaks off in the middle of ch. 24; digital image

Cologne, Stadtbibliothek W 231
AD 1465-1467
fol. 200v-209
direct copy of Munich Ms.; catalogue; image from microfilm
Brussles,  Bibliothèque Royale 3597 (8126-8141)
s. XVII
fol. 155-177v
indicrect copy of Munich Ms.; catalogue
Orléans, Bibliothèque municipale 233 s. IX-X
fol. 1-387
Benedict of Aniane, Concordia Regularum
(tr. in male grammatical form); catalogue;
digital image
Vendôme, Bibliothèque municipale 60 s. XI
fol. 4-109
Benedict of Aniane, Concordia Regularum
(tr. in male grammatical form); catalogue
Verdun, Bibliothèque municipale 36 s. XI
pp. 2-286
Benedict of Aniane, Concordia Regularum
(tr. in male grammatical form); catalogue
Tarragona, Biblioteca Pública, 69  s. X
fol. 1-176v Benedict of Aniane, Concordia Regularum
(tr. in male grammatical form)
Paris, BN, lat. 10879 s. XII fol. 5v-129v Benedict of Aniane, Concordia Regularum
(tr. in male grammatical form); catalogue
Berlin, Staatsbibliothek, Phillips 108  s. XII  fol. 1-144 Benedict of Aniane, Concordia Regularum
(tr. in male grammatical form)

Several chapters of the Regula cuiusdam appear in Smaragdus of St. Mihiel, Expositio Regulae (quoted from Benedict of Aniane's Concordia regularum).

Literature:
  • Diem, Albrecht, ‘Rewriting Benedict: The regula cuiusdam ad virgines and intertextuality as tool to construct a monastic identity’, in: The Journal of Medieval Latin 17 (2007, published 2009), pp. 313-328.
  • Diem, Albrecht, ‘On opening and closing the body: Techniques of discipline in early monasticism, in: Kordula Schnegg and Elisabeth Grabner-Nie (eds), Körper er-fassen: Körpererfahrungen, Körpervorstellungen, Körperkonzepte, Innsbruck/Wien/München 2010, pp. 89-112.
  • Diem, Albrecht, Das monastische Experiment: Die Rolle der Keuschheit bei der Entstehung des westlichen Klosterwesens, Vita Regularis, Abhandlungen, Bd. 24, Münster: LIT-Verlag 2005, pp. 249-266.
  • Diem, Albrecht, 'Das Ende des monastischen Experiments. Liebe, Beichte und Schweigen in der Regula cuiusdam ad virgines (mit einer Übersetzung im Anhang)', in: Gert Melville and Anne Müller (eds), Female vita religiosa between Late Antiquity and the High Middle Ages. Structures, developments and spatial contexts. Vita Regularis, Abhandlungen, vol. 47, Münster/Berlin: LIT-Verlag 2011, pp. 81-136.
  • Dunn, Marylin, The Emergence of Monasticism. From the Desert Fatehrs to the Early Middle Ages, Oxford: Blackwell 2000, pp. 173-177.

  • Toucas, Alban, ‘Regula Waldeberti (regula cuiusdam patris ad virgines)’, in: Dizionario degli Istituti di Perfezione, Bd. 7, Rom: Edizioni Paoline 1983, col.1602-1603.