The Culture of Medieval English Monasticism (Studies in the History of Medieval Religion)

The Culture of Medieval English Monasticism (Studies in the History of Medieval Religion)


The cultural is still of England's abbeys and priories have continuously attracted scholarly recognition yet too frequently they've been studied in isolation, preferred just for their inventive, codicological or highbrow positive factors and never for the insights they give into the styles of existence and concept - the underlying norms, values and mentalité - of the groups of guys and girls which made them. certainly, the celebrated monastic historian David Knowles doubted there may ever be adequate facts to recuperate 'the mentality of the standard cloister monk'. those twelve essays problem this view. They take advantage of newly catalogued and newly found facts - manuscript books, wall work, or even the strains of unique monastic song - to get better the cultural dynamics of a cross-section of female and male groups. it's always claimed that through the years the cultural traditions of the monasteries have been suffocated by means of secular tendencies yet the following it is strongly recommended that many homes remained a massive cultural strength even at the verge of the Reformation.

individuals: DAVID BELL, ROGER BOWERS, JAMES CLARK, BARRIE COLLETT, MARY ERLER, G. R. EVANS, MIRIAM GILL, JOAN GREATREX, JULIAN HASELDINE, J. D. NORTH, ALAN PIPER, AND R. M. THOMSON.

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