The Monastic Order in Yorkshire, 1069-1215
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The Monastic Order in Yorkshire, 1069-1215

by Janet Burton
     
 

ISBN-10: 052155229X

ISBN-13: 9780521552295

Pub. Date: 11/28/2012

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The monastic life was of central importance in the Middle Ages. In one sense, monasteries were cut off from the world; in another, they forged vital links with it. This is a study of the regional growth of monasticism between 1069 and 1215, in what was the largest county in England. It studies those who entered monastic communities, and the impact of the growth of

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Overview

The monastic life was of central importance in the Middle Ages. In one sense, monasteries were cut off from the world; in another, they forged vital links with it. This is a study of the regional growth of monasticism between 1069 and 1215, in what was the largest county in England. It studies those who entered monastic communities, and the impact of the growth of monasticism on the aristocracy (who founded and patronized monasteries) and the local community, on the landscape and economy of the county, and on regional identity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521552295
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2012
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought: Fourth Series, #40
Pages:
309
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; List of abbreviations; Table of monastic foundations in Yorkshire, by order, congregation or type; Maps; Introduction; Part I. The Dynamics of Expansion: 1. From hermitage to abbey: the black monks in Yorkshire; 2. Alien monks and Cluniac priories; 3. The regular canons; 4. The surest road to heaven: the coming of the Cistercians; 5. Religious women; Part II. The Life Within and the World Outside: 6. The monastic world; 7. Founders, patrons and benefactors; 8. Monasteries and the landscape; 9. Financing the monastery: the management of economic resources; 10. Cultural influences and identities; Conclusion; Select bibliography; Index.

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