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Enlightened MonksThe German Benedictines 1740-1803$
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Ulrich L. Lehner

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199595129

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595129.001.0001

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Monastery Prisons and the Enlightenment

Monastery Prisons and the Enlightenment

(p.103) 6 Monastery Prisons and the Enlightenment
Enlightened Monks

Ulrich L. Lehner

Oxford University Press

Monastery prisons had been used since the High Middle Ages for incorrigible monks. In the 18th century, however, their use was heavily criticized due to the often inhumane treatment of the prisoners. Often, proponents of new ideas and followers of Enlightenment ideals were incarcerated. Two cases are examined, in which, respectively, imprisonment and the fear of imprisonment caused melancholy, depression and finally suicide.

Keywords:   monastery prison, depression, suicide, violence, heresy

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