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Monastic and Religious Orders in Britain, 1000-1300 : Cambridge Medieval Textbooks (Hardcover) - Janet Burton

Monastic and Religious Orders in Britain, 1000-1300

Cambridge Medieval Textbooks (Hardcover)

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Published: 28th January 1994
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This book traces the development of monasticism in England, Scotland and Wales from the last half century of Anglo-Saxon England to 1300. It explores the nature of the impact of the Norman settlement on monastic life, and how Britain responded to new, European ideas on monastic life. In particular, it examines Britain's response to the needs of religious women. It covers every aspect of the life and work of the religious orders: their daily life, the buildings in which they lived, their contribution to intellectual developments and to the economy. Particular attention is paid to the relationship between religious houses and their founders and patrons. This shows the degree of dependence of religious houses on local patrons. Indeed, one major theme which emerges from the book is the constant tension between the ideals of monastic communities and the demands of the world.

"The best survey now available, more detailed and closer to current scholarships ..." --Religious Studies Review "Students and teachers will find in this book a reliable, sensible, and up-to-date account of its subjects. There are no idiosyncratic opinions; students will never be misled into mistaking a minority viewpoint for a majority consensus...there are many innovative things about this book." Speculum "...by its intelligent, lucid, and detailed summary of the very extensive research published during that half century, it is likely to prove as durable and as valuable to students as the works by Knowles." Journal of British Studies

List of illustrations
Preface
Before the Normans
The coming of the Normans
The regular canons
The new monastic orders of the twelfth century
Women and the religious life
The mendicant orders
The physical setting: monastic buildings and the monastic plan
Inside a religious house: daily life and the chain of command
Learning and literary activities
Religious houses and the wider community: founders, patrons and benefactors
The monastic economy
On the brink of change
Glossary
Notes
Select bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521374415
ISBN-10: 0521374413
Series: Cambridge Medieval Textbooks (Hardcover)
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 28th January 1994
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.38 x 14.38  x 3.15
Weight (kg): 0.5