Il sonno e la veglia in monastero

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Sleep and wakefulness in the monastery

Gabriele Archetti*

*Corresponding author

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Abstract

Rest spaces occupy their own place in the monastic rules and customs, thanks to which the cloistered structures adapt their rooms according to the community and individual needs about night and day sleep. But the dialectic between sleeping and watching over, since Desert Fathers, represents a peculiarity of monastic life that allows its members to organize their days as a continuous praise to God, without distinction between day and night; it also becomes a privileged moment for asceticism, for detachment from material things overcoming the temptations of the devil and for intense spiritual experiences, such as mystical visions and dream manifestations, of which the biblical and early medieval hagiographic repertoire is rich.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Sleep and wakefulness in the monastery
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationPiù di ogni cosa dormiamo. Miti, storia, scienza e tecnologia del sonno
Pages147-179
Number of pages33
Publication statusPublished - 2021
EventPiù di ogni cosa dormiamo. Miti, storia, scienza e tecnologia del sonno - Salerno, Campus di Fisciano, Università degli studi di Salerno - Paestum, Museo archeologico nazionale
Duration: 18 Oct 201819 Oct 2018

Conference

ConferencePiù di ogni cosa dormiamo. Miti, storia, scienza e tecnologia del sonno
CitySalerno, Campus di Fisciano, Università degli studi di Salerno - Paestum, Museo archeologico nazionale
Period18/10/1819/10/18

Keywords

  • Desert Fathers
  • Padri del deserto
  • ascesi
  • ascesis
  • bed
  • consuetudini
  • letto
  • monaci
  • monastic rules
  • monks
  • regole
  • rules
  • sleep
  • sonno
  • veglia
  • waking

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