An account of the priory of St. Peter and St. Paul, Bath

Paperback | June 29, 2012

byWilliam Hunt

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...grant of confirmation obtained from Robert of Normandy, probably when he was in England in 1103 seems to point to a superabundant caution on the Bishop's part, but in those days confirmations of charters were freely multiplied.4 Nor was it in material prosperity alone that John advanced his monastery. He gathered round him a society of men of letters, and chose as his monks such candidates as were well versed in literature, and diligent in study and their other duties. Under him the monastery became a home and source of learning.5 A passing notice has already been given of " the scholars of Bath " in his time; we have seen that they were a recognized body attached, and perhaps to some extent belonging, to the Convent, and that they could write Latin verses, though it must be confessed that the extant specimen of their skill in this line is not more elegant than it was complimentary to the bereaved ladies to whom it was addressed. Among the scholars connected with the Convent under Bishop John's rule it is surely not presuming too much to reckon the famous philosopher, the English Adelard, or /Ethelhard, of Bath, who returned from a sojourn among the Saracens of Sicily and Apulia to propound to Christendom the deep things of the science and philosophy of the Greeks and Arabs. William of Malmesbury speaks somewhat harshly of Bishop John, for he could not forgive his treatment of the English monks, and he must as a Benedictine have heartily disliked the Bishop's absorption of the Abbacy of a house of his Order. Yet there is some small ground for the historian's assertion, which by the way is generally condemned as erroneous, that the Bishop never made full restitution to the Convent; for we find John's successors restoring to it one or two...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...grant of confirmation obtained from Robert of Normandy, probably when he was in England in 1103 seems to point to a sup...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:36 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:June 29, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217808042

ISBN - 13:9780217808040

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