Holy Entrepreneurs: Cistercians, Knights, and Economic Exchange in Twelfth-Century Burgundy by Constance Brittain BouchardHoly Entrepreneurs: Cistercians, Knights, and Economic Exchange in Twelfth-Century Burgundy by Constance Brittain Bouchard

Holy Entrepreneurs: Cistercians, Knights, and Economic Exchange in Twelfth-Century Burgundy

byConstance Brittain Bouchard

Paperback | May 28, 2009

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The twelfth century was characterized by intense spirituality as well as rapid economic development. Drawing on unprecedented research, Constance Brittain Bouchard demonstrates that the Cistercian monks of Burgundy were exemplary in both spheres. Bouchard explores the web of economic ties that linked the Cistercian monasteries with their secular neighbors, especially the knights, and reaches some surprising conclusions about Cistercian attitudes.
Constance Brittain Bouchard is Distinguished Professor of Medieval History at the University of Akron. Among her many books are "Every Valley Shall Be Exalted," "Strong of Body, Brave and Noble," Holy Entrepreneurs, and Sword, Miter, and Cloister, all from Cornell.
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Title:Holy Entrepreneurs: Cistercians, Knights, and Economic Exchange in Twelfth-Century BurgundyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:260 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.2 inPublished:May 28, 2009Publisher:Cornell University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0801475252

ISBN - 13:9780801475252

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"A signal strength of this book is the author's care to show that contemporaries understood and expressed in the charters the different transactions in which a monastery might engage. There was no confusion among pawns, leases, purchases, and gifts. In addition to being an important revisionist study of Burgundian Cistercian economic practices, this clear book is an excellent brief introduction for anyone wishing to understand twelfth-century charters and cartularies."—American Historical Review