The Monastic Order in Yorkshire, 1069-1215
By (author) Janet E. Burton
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Monastic Order in Yorkshire, 1069-1215 by Janet E. Burton
Book DescriptionThis 1999 book explores the dramatic growth of the monastic order in Yorkshire from the foundation of the first post-Conquest abbey at Selby in 1069 to 1215. The first half examines the dynamics of monastic expansion, discussing the influences on both its chronological development and its geographical pattern. It demonstrates that the monastic expansion owed much to the particular political and tenurial conditions which existed in the century after 1069: the establishment of Norman political ascendancy, the extension of central government under Henry I, and the civil war of the reign of King Stephen. The second part of the book explores recruitment, patronage, economy and cultural life. Particular attention is paid to the role of women in the religious life. Nunneries, so often regarded as second-class or failed monasteries, are here shown to have had a distinctive function in society, in terms both of recruitment and of interaction with the local community.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521034463
(228mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 14-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Janet E. Burton
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A collection of essays by leading scholars that investigates the significance of Wales's medieval religious houses in the development of Welsh society, politics and culture.
Cistercians in the Middle Ages, Hardback (August 2011)
A full and comprehensive survey of the development of the Cistercian Order which emerged from the tumultuous intellectual and religious fervour of the eleventh and twelfth centuries.
Monastic Order in Yorkshire, 1069-1215, Hardback (March 1999)
This 1999 book explores the dramatic growth of the monastic order in Yorkshire.
Monastic and Religious Orders in Britain, 1000-1300, Hardback (January 1994)» View all books by Janet E. Burton
This book is a comprehensive study of the constitutional developments of the monastic orders in Britain between 1000 and 1300.
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