Cloistered

  • (adj): Providing privacy or seclusion.
    Example: "The cloistered academic world of books"
    Synonyms: reclusive, secluded, sequestered
    See also — Additional definitions below

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Cloistered Rule
... The cloistered rule or Insei system (Japanese 院政 ) was a specific form of government in Japan during the Heian period ... Those emperors who entered a Buddhist monastic community became a Cloistered Emperor (Japanese 太上法皇 Daijō Hōō) ... There were emperors who abdicated and cloistered emperors before and after the Heian period, but the cloistered rule system usually refers to the governing system put in place by Emperor Shirakawa in 1086 and ...
Cloistered Emperor - Heian Period
... Emperors who adopted cloistered rule were This is an incomplete list, which may never be able to satisfy particular standards for completeness. 1073-1087 and cloistered rule 1087-1129) Emperor Toba (1103–1156, r. 1107-1123 and cloistered rule 1129-1156) Emperor Go-Shirakawa (1127–1192, r ...
Cloistered Emperor
... readings of 太上法皇), term sometimes translated in English as cloistered Emperor, was a Japanese Emperor (Tennō) who abdicated and entered the Buddhist ... Cloistered emperors sometimes acted as Daijō Tennō (retired emperors), therefore maintaining effective power ...
Hōjō Tokimasa - Tokimasa's Life: Before The Call To Arms (1138-1180)
... Japan based on court succession disputes between the Cloistered Emperor Toba, his son Cloistered Emperor Go-Shirakawa, and Cloistered Emperor Suzaku, as well as a rivalry between the Minamoto clan ... ended in a Taira victory and the rule of the Cloistered Emperors Toba and Go-Shirakawa ... That same year, Prince Mochihito, a son of Cloistered Emperor Go-Shirakawa and a brother of Cloistered Emperor Takakura and thus an uncle of Emperor Antoku, who was half-Taira and had been placed on ...
Monks Of The Most Blessed Virgin Mary Of Mount Carmel - Role of Cloistered Monks in Carmel
... The Monks of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel are cloistered monks ... Cloistered Carmelite nuns also consider themselves to be cloistered monastics or hermits ... Their life is closer the Carmelite Monks' way of life as cloistered contemplatives ...

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Famous quotes containing the word cloistered:

    There seems no reason why patriotism and narrowness should go together, or why intellectual fairmindedness should be confounded with political trimming, or why serviceable truth should keep cloistered because not partisan.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)

    Ere the bat hath flown
    His cloistered flight, ere to black Hecate’s summons
    The shard-born beetle with his drowsy hums
    Hath rung night’s yawning peal, there shall be done
    A deed of dreadful note.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    I cannot praise a fugitive and cloistered virtue, unexercised and unbreathed, that never sallies out and sees her adversary, but slinks out of the race where that immortal garland is to be run for, not without dust and heat.
    John Milton (1608–1674)