Holy Entrepreneurs: Cistercians, Knights, and Economic Exchange in Twelfth-Century Burgundy / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- Cornell University Press
The twelfth century was characterized by intense spirituality as well as rapid economic development. Drawing on unprecedented research, Constance Brittain Bouchard demonstrates that the Cistercian monks of Burgundy were exemplary in both spheres. Bouchard explores the web of economic ties that linked the Cistercian monasteries with their secular neighbors, especially the knights, and reaches some surprising conclusions about Cistercian attitudes.
|Publisher:||Cornell University Press|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.70(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Constance Brittain Bouchard is Distinguished Professor of Medieval History and Chair of the History Department at the University of Akron. Among her many books are "Every Valley Shall Be Exalted": The Discourse of Opposites in Twelfth-Century Thought and "Strong of Body, Brave and Noble": Chivalry and Society in Medieval France, also from Cornell, and The Cartulary of Montier-en-Der, 666-1129.