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The Book of the Foundation of Walden Monastery
     

The Book of the Foundation of Walden Monastery

by Diana Greenway, Leslie Watkiss
 

This book, written by a Walden monk soon after 1203, is printed here in its entirety for the first time. This lively narrative relates the history of the Mandeville earls of Essex and the inheritance of their lands and title by King John's justiciar, Geoffrey fitz Peter. The monk-author describes the development of the priory at Walden and its elevation to the

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This book, written by a Walden monk soon after 1203, is printed here in its entirety for the first time. This lively narrative relates the history of the Mandeville earls of Essex and the inheritance of their lands and title by King John's justiciar, Geoffrey fitz Peter. The monk-author describes the development of the priory at Walden and its elevation to the status of a Benedictine abbey in 1190.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198203308
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/28/1999
Series:
Oxford Medieval Texts Series
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile:
1740L (what's this?)

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