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The Heads of Religious Houses : England and Wales, II. 1216-1377 - David M. Smith

The Heads of Religious Houses

England and Wales, II. 1216-1377

By: David M. Smith (Editor), Vera C. M. London (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 27th August 2001
ISBN: 9780521802710
Number Of Pages: 800

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This book is the long-awaited continuation of Heads of Religious Houses: England and Wales 940-1216, edited by David Knowles, C. N. L. Brooke and Vera London, which itself is now reissued with substantial addenda by Professor Brooke. This present volume continues the lists from 1216 to 1377. In this period further record sources have been provided by episcopal registers, governmental enrolments, court records, and so on. Full references are given for establishing the dates and outline of the career of each abbot or prior, abbess or prioress, when known. The lists are arranged by order: the Benedictine houses (independent, dependencies, and alien priories); the Cluniacs; the Grandmontines; the Cistercians; the Carthusians; the Augustinian canons; the Premonstratensians; the Gilbertine order; the Trinitarian houses; the Bonhommes; and the nuns. An introduction discusses the nature, use, and history of the lists and examines critically the sources on which they are based.

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'... these two volumes constitute a major contribution to the grand and continuing project of unlocking the Middle Ages.' Journal of Ecclesiastical History 'The invaluable volumes are astonishing compilations of information ... No one working in English or Welsh medieval monastic history, and Cistercian history in particular, can afford to be without access to these fundamental volumes, and we can only be grateful to the compilers for providing us with such invaluable tools and such a rich mine of information.' Citeaux Commentarii Cistercienses

Preface; Manuscript sources cited; Printed books and articles cited, with abbreviated references; Other abbreviations; Introduction; Heads of Religious Houses: England and Wales 1216-1377: 1. The Benedictine houses; 2. The Cluniac houses; 3. The Grandmontine houses; 4. The Cistercian houses; 5. The Carthusian houses; 6. The Augustinian canons; 7. The Premonstratensian canons; 8. The Gilbertine canons and nuns; 9. The Trinitarian houses; 10. Monasteries of Bonhommes; 11. Unidentified order and uncertain status; 12. The nuns; Index of heads; Index of religious houses.

ISBN: 9780521802710
ISBN-10: 0521802717
Series: Heads of Religious Houses : Book 2
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 800
Published: 27th August 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 16.0  x 5.08
Weight (kg): 1.36
Edition Number: 2