Monasteries and Society in the British Isles in the Later Middle Ages [electronic resource]

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  • Author(s): Burton, Janet, Editor; Stöber, Karen, Editor
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  • Publication Information:
    Boydell Press [Imprint] July 2008 Woodbridge : Boydell & Brewer, Limited Rochester : Boydell & Brewer, Incorporated [Distributor]
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  • Physical Description:
    270 p. ill.
  • Series:
    Studies in the History of Medieval Religion Ser
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    Book; eBook
  • Document Type:
    Electronic; Electronic document
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    • Abstract:
      Annotation In recent years there has been an increasing interest in the history of the numerous houses of monks, canons and nuns which existed in the medieval British Isles, considering them in their wider socio-cultural-economic context; historians are now questioning some of the older assumptions about monastic life in the later Middle Ages, and setting new approaches and new agenda. The present volume reflects these new trends. Its fifteen chapters assess diverse aspects of monastic history, focusing on the wide range of contacts which existed between religious communities and the laity in the later medieval British Isles, covering a range of different religious orders and houses. This period has often been considered to represent a general decline of the regular life; but on the contrary, the essays here demonstrate that there remained a rich monastic culture which, although different from that of earlier centuries, remained vibrant. CONTRIBUTORS: KAREN STOBER, JULIE KERR, EMILIA JAMROZIAK, MARTIN HEALE, COLMAN O CLABAIGH, ANDREW ABRAM, MICHAEL HICKS, JANET BURTON, KIMM PERKINS-CURRAN, JAMES CLARK, GLYN COPPACK, JENS ROHRKASTEN, SHEILA SWEETINBURGH, NICHOLAS ORME, CLAIRE CROSS.
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    • Other Titles:
      Studies in the History of Medieval Religion Ser
    • ISBN:
      1843833867 (Trade Cloth)
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