Free Shipping in the UK on over 5 million books in stock
Monastic and Religious Orders in Britain, 1000-1300 By Janet Burton (St David's University College, University of Wales)

Monastic and Religious Orders in Britain, 1000-1300

Used Price
£5.49
New RRP £33.99
Free Shipping in the UK
This book is a comprehensive study of the constitutional developments of the monastic and religious orders in Britain between 1000 and 1300, and their place within the political, social and economic fabric of the wider community, covering Wales and Scotland as well as England.

Only 4 left


Monastic and Religious Orders in Britain, 1000-1300 Summary


Monastic and Religious Orders in Britain, 1000-1300 by Janet Burton (St David's University College, University of Wales)

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.

Why buy from World of Books

Our excellent value books literally don't cost the earth
Free delivery in the UK
Read more here
Every used book bought is one saved from landfill

Monastic and Religious Orders in Britain, 1000-1300 Reviews


"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

Table of Contents


List of illustrations; Preface; 1. Before the Normans; 2. The coming of the Normans; 3. The regular canons; 4. The new monastic orders of the twelfth century; 5. Women and the religious life; 6. The mendicant orders; 7. The physical setting: monastic buildings and the monastic plan; 8. Inside a religious house: daily life and the chain of command; 9. Learning and literary activities; 10. Religious houses and the wider community: founders, patrons and benefactors; 11. The monastic economy; 12. On the brink of change; Glossary; Notes; Select bibliography; Index.

Additional information

GOR002888220
Monastic and Religious Orders in Britain, 1000-1300 by Janet Burton (St David's University College, University of Wales)
Janet Burton (St David's University College, University of Wales)
Cambridge Medieval Textbooks
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
1994-01-28
368
0521377978
9780521377973
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.