Monastic Order in England by Dom David Knowles
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Monastic Order in England
By Dom David Knowles

The Monastic Order in England

A History of its Development from the Times of St Dunstan to the Fourth Lateran Council 940-1216

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Monastic Order in England by Dom David Knowles

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The Monastic Order in England by Dom David Knowles was originally published in 1940 and was quickly recognised as a scholarly classic and masterpiece of historical literature. It covers the period from about 940, when St Dunstan inaugurated the monastic reform by becoming abbot of Glastonbury, to the early thirteenth century. Its core is a marvellous narrative and detailed analysis of monasticism in twelfth-century England, brilliantly set in the continental background of all the monastic movements of the day - with a vivid evocation of Anselm, Ailred, Henry of Blois and a host of other central figures. Dom David himself brought this second edition up to date in 1963.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521548083
ISBN-10: 052154808X
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 41mm)
Pages: 808
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 29-Jan-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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