Fr. HOGG, (Aelred) - James (Lester) Hogg est né à Birmingham le 10 mars 1931 d’une branche cadette de pairs d’Angleterre. Ses études à Londres et à Cambridge lui avaient acquis les titres de B.A., M.A. et bachelier en philosophie. Il préparait un doctorat d’histoire à l’université de Fribourg (Suisse) quand il prit l’habit à la chartreuse de SELIGNAC le 23 juin 1961. Profès le 24 juin 1964, il fut envoyé hôte à FARNETA le 22 novembre 1965. Sa vraie vocation étant la recherche historique, surtout en matière religieuse, il quitta l’Ordre le 24 juin 1968. En 1971, il soutint très brillamment sa thèse de doctorat en histoire du Moyen Âge devant l’université de Salzbourg sur les plus anciens monuments de la législation des chartreux et, en 1981, sa thèse d’habilitation en littérature anglaise sur Robert Browning et le théâtre victorien. Il a enseigné à l’université de Salzbourg. Il dirige la collection des Analecta Cartusiana et a dirigé celle des Salzburg Studies in English Literature jusqu’à sa retraite en 1996. Nous ne donnons que le titre de l’article écrit en chartreuse. Les autres, innombrables, peuvent se retrouver grâce aux index et à une bibliographie parue dans Trends in English and American Studies. Literature and the Imagination. Essays in Honour of James Lester Hogg. Edited by Sabine Coelsch-Foisner, Wolfgang Görtschacher and Holger M. Klein. The Edwin Mellen Press, Lewiston/Queenston/Lampeter, 1996, in-8, 459 p. James Hogg : List of Publications p. 445-459. 1968 HOGG, Aelred, « Sidelights on the Perth Charterhouse. » Dans : The Innes Review, 19 (1968) 168-169. - 2001 HOGG, James, The Carthusians in Scotland. The Charterhouse of Perth and the Carthusian General Chapter. AC 175, Salzbourg, 2001, in-8, 151-241, ill. (Avec la photo et la biographie de l’auteur, p. 3 de la couverture.)

Pr. Dr. James HOGG

jeudi 1 octobre 2009


Vices and Virtues by Denis the Carthusian
Translated from the original Latin by Idé M. Ní Riain

336pp. Spring 2009
Catalogue Price: €45.00

Vices and Virtues is a serious study of the flawed human condition. It is original sin 'writ large'. Nothing escapes the all-pervading eye of Denis the Carthusian. It is amazing how a hermit could be so conversant with the wiles of humanity. His examples of the various vices of mankind throughout the centuries make for interesting reading.

The virtues, in contrast, are elevated - probably beyond the capacity of most of us - but nevertheless have an inherent beauty in the particular language of Denis, which is an acquired taste worth cultivating.

Much sought after and appreciated in his own lifetime, his writings became still better known after his death in 1471. Printing was still in its very early stages when his entire works were first published and translated into French. Thus they were accessible to those who took up the cause of the Counter-Reformation.

Sr Idé M. Ní Riain, RSCJ, was a teacher for 40 years. She is a distinguished classics scholar and translator.

The Spiritual Writings of Denis the Carthusian
With an introduction by Terrence O'Reilly
Íde Ní Riain, translator

420pp. 2005
Catalogue Price: €65

Renowned in his day as a mystic and theologian, Denis the Carthusian (d. 1471), sometimes called 'the last scholastic', penned over 150 works. This is the first complete English translation of his most significant spiritual writings: 'Contemplation'; 'Prayer'; 'Meditation'; 'Fountain of Light and the Paths of Life'; 'Monastic Profession'.

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Medieval Church Studies
MCS 14
Studies in Carthusian Monasticism in the Late Middle Ages

J. Luxford (ed.)

XVI+367 p., 45 b/w ill., 1 b/w tables, 160 x 240 mm, 2009, Hardback
ISBN 978-2-503-51699-8, EUR 70.00


English Text:

This volume focuses on aspects of Carthusian history and culture of the later Middle Ages, a period of growth and vitality within the order. There is a primary but not exclusive focus on the English Province, which to date has received at best unbalanced attention. While the fundamental ambitions and ideals of Carthusianism formulated, articulated, and lived by the disciples of St Bruno between the late eleventh and the thirteenth centuries changed very little, the fourteenth to sixteenth centuries witnessed developments stimulated by and often commensurate with the progress of external culture. In such areas as devotional practice, literature, art and architecture, patronage, and monastic-lay relations generally, the houses of the order grew increasingly sophisticated: in some cultural spheres Carthusians were in the vanguard. The late Middle Ages thus offer rich opportunities for assessment of how a religious organization defined and justified by essentially reactionary conventions responded to constant forinsec evolution.

The volume’s approach is multi-disciplinary, involving both senior and younger Carthusian scholars in investigation of the main facets of Carthusian life for which significant data survives. This permits a thorough analysis of the order’s character, one that reflects concern with synoptic understanding of medieval Carthusianism rather than partial assessment through a specifically devotional, literary, or more narrowly historical approach. Subject areas covered include the historical growth of individual Charterhouses, patronage of Carthusians by secular agents, Carthusian architecture and manuscript decoration, devotional practice, and textual culture.

Main Subject:

* 25 - Religion & Theology / Christian Church : religious orders

Other Subject:

* 814 - Medieval & Renaissance History (c.400-1500) / Medieval European history (400-1500) : main subdisciplines / Religious history
* 841 - Medieval & Renaissance History (c.400-1500) / Medieval European history (400-1500) : local & regional history / British Isles

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Medieval Women: Texts and Contexts
Virgins and Scholars
A Fifteenth-Century Compilation of the Lives of John the Baptist, John the Evangelist, Jerome, and Katherine of Alexandria

C. Waters (ed.)

XII+494 p., 2 colour ill., 160 x 240 mm, 2008, Hardback
ISBN 978-2-503-51452-9, EUR 90.00


English Text:

This collection of prose vitae of four virgins and scholars - Saints John the Baptist, John the Evangelist, Jerome, and Katherine of Alexandria - was almost certainly copied, and the texts very likely composed, at Syon Abbey or Sheen Charterhouse in the mid-fifteenth century. The lives cover a wide range of hagiographic modes, from hagiographic romance to affective, devotional appreciation to doctrinal treatise in narrative form. From the life of Jerome, composed by a monk for his aristocratic spiritual daughter, to the life of Katherine, reputedly translated for Henry V, to those of John the Baptist and John the Evangelist, which set their subjects in a recognizably Birgittine context, they show the interaction of men and women, lay and monastic, in the production of devotional literature. The diversity of their approaches and sources, moreover, shows the links between English dynastic politics and continental religious literature and spiritual traditions. As examples of translation practices, of monastic politics, and of religious instruction, these lives provide a window onto the devotional culture and literary worlds of fifteenth-century Europe.

Main Subject:

* 234 - Religion & Theology / Christian devotion & forms of religious expression / Hagiographical writings & the cult of saints

Other Subject:

* 254 - Religion & Theology / Christian Church : religious orders / Women's orders (nunneries, beguinages etc.)
* 841 - Medieval & Renaissance History (c.400-1500) / Medieval European history (400-1500) : local & regional history / British Isles
* 484 - Medieval & Modern (Indo-European) Languages & Literatures / Comparative & cultural studies through literature / Translation & vernacularity
* 464 - Medieval & Modern (Indo-European) Languages & Literatures / English language & literature / Middle English language & literature

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