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How to Live Like a Monk

Medieval Wisdom for Modern Life

By (author) Danièle Cybulskie


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  • How medieval monastic practices—with their emphasis on a healthy soul, mind, and body—can inspire us to live fuller lives today
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We know that they prayed, sang, and wore long robes, but what was it really like to be a monk? Though monastic living may seem unimaginable to us moderns, it has relevance for today. This book illuminates the day-to-day of medieval European monasticism, showing how you can apply the principles of monastic living, like finding balance and peace, to your life.  

With wit and insight, medievalist and podcaster Daniele Cybulskie dives into the history of monasticism in each chapter and then reveals applications for today, such as the benefits of healthy eating, streamlining routines, gardening, and helping others. She shares how monks authentically embraced their spiritual calling, and were also down to earth: they wrote complaints about being cold in the manuscripts they copied, made beer and wine, and even kept bees. 

How to Live Like a Monk features original illustrations by Anna Lobanova, as well as more than eighty colour reproductions from medieval manuscripts. It is for anyone interested in the Middle Ages and those seeking inspiration for how to live a full life, even when we’re confined to the cloister of our homes.

About the Author

Danièle Cybulskie is the author of Life in Medieval Europe and The Five-Minute Medievalist. She co-runs Medievalists.net and is the creator and host of The Medieval Podcast.

Abbeville Press
10th Dec 2021
World excluding USA, Canada, Puerto Rico, and Australia
203 mm x 127 mm
192 Pages
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