Canterbury and the Norman Conquest: Churches, Saints and Scholars, 1066-1109

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Richard Eales, Richard Sharpe
A&C Black, Jan 1, 1995 - Religion - 182 pages
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When William I and his army arrived in Canterbury they found a powerful and long-established ecclesiastical centre, whose traditions and culture differed in many respects from those of Normandy. The conquest brought dramatic change. These original essays provide a reassessment of this subject reflecting modern interests and research. They discuss the political setting of Canterbury and its churches, both locally and nationally, the aims and achievements of its leaders, the cults of its saints and many aspects of its artistic achievement. Together they bring into focus what is a crucial test case for the impact of the Norman Conquest on English politics, society and culture.
 

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Contents

Gundulf and the Cathedral Communities of Canterbury and
15
The Life and Writings of Osbern of Canterbury
27
The Beginnings of St Gregorys Priory and St Johns Hospital in
41
The Canterbury Calendars and the Norman Conquest
53
The Bosworth Psalter and St Augustines Missal
87
Canterbury
95
Script and Manuscript Production at Christ Church Canterbury
145
The Historical Traditions of St Augustines Abbey Canterbury
159
Index
169
Index of Manuscripts
177
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