Monastic and Religious Orders in Britain, 1000-1300

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Cambridge University Press, Jan 28, 1994 - History - 354 pages
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This book traces the development of monasticism in England, Scotland and Wales from 1000 to 1300. It explores the nature of the impact of the Norman Settlement on monastic life, how Britain responded to new, European ideas, and also to the needs of religious women. Every aspect of the life and work of the religious orders is covered, from their daily life to their contribution to intellectual developments. Particular attention is paid to the relationships between religious houses and their founders and patrons, showing the degree of dependence on local patrons and the tension between the religious life and the pressures of the world.
  

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Contents

Before the Normans
1
The coming of the Normans
21
The regular canons
43
The new monastic orders of the twelfth century
63
Women and the religious life
85
The mendicant orders
109
The physical setting monastic buildings and the monastic plan
131
Inside a religious house daily life and the chain of command
159
Religious houses and the wider community founders patrons and benefactors
210
The monastic economy
233
On the brink of change
264
Glossary
269
Notes
272
Select bibliography
313
Index
333
Copyright

Learning and literary activities
187

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