The Caulites were innovators in monastic practice whose order expanded throughout a broad region in western Europe. Yet they remain obscure in the historiography of medieval monasticism. It's time for this state of affairs to change.
“This is a thoroughly researched and well-presented book. Although the Valliscaulians are not a high-profile order, such is the skill and clarity with which the material has been deployed, it could easily provide an introductory case study for monastic history in the twelfth century.”
— Kathleen Thompson, in Speculum (2016)
“New Monks in Old Habits is a passionate, articulate, and thorough study of a neglected order of medieval monks ... historians of twelfth- and thirteenth-century Christianity would be remiss in ignoring Adamo's careful reading of the Caulites' distinctive approach to monastic reform.”
— Lauren Mancia, in The Catholic Historical Review (2015)