Monastic and Religious Orders in Britain, 1000-1300
It investigates how the monastic order was affected by the Norman settlement in the years after 1066, traces the impact on Britain of new European interpretations of monasticism, and details Britain's response to the challenge of providing for the needs of religious women. It also examines the constant tensions between the monastic ideal and the demands made on religious communities by the world, by their founders and patrons, by kings, and by the secular church, and explores the vital role of the religious orders in the economy.
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Before the Normans
The coming of the Normans
The regular canons
The new monastic orders of the twelfth century
Women and the religious life
The mendicant orders
The physical setting monastic buildings and the monastic plan
Inside a religious house daily life and the chain of command
Learning and literary activities
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