The Cloister and the World: Essays in Medieval History in Honour of Barbara Harvey

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

EditorJohn Blair, Brian Golding

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This outstanding collection of essays honour a distinguished scholar best known for her work on late medieval economy, demography, and estate management, and on the monastic community at Westminster. The uniting theme is the imprint of the church, especially the monastic church, upon societyat large. Contributions range from the eighth to sixteenth centuries, with an emphasis on the later middle ages, looking at urban religion, monastic education, and the role of religious communities in stimulating economic growth. Westminster Abbey figures prominently, alongside essays on theeffects of the Dissolution on nunneries, the role of sanctuary in local communities, and on individuals such as Matthew Paris and Robert of Knaresborough whose lives reveal much about medieval England. In a worthy tribute to a great medievalist, the contributors show us a world where the influenceof the cloister reached into almost every aspect of daily life.

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This outstanding collection of essays honours a distinguished scholar best known for her work on late medieval economy, demography, and estate management, and on the monastic community at Westminster. The uniting theme is the imprint of the church, especially the monastic church, upon society at large. Contributions range from the eigh...

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This outstanding collection of essays honour a distinguished scholar best known for her work on late medieval economy, demography, and estate management, and on the monastic community at Westminster. The uniting theme is the imprint of the church, especially the monastic church, upon societyat large. Contributions range from the eigh...

John Blair is a Fellow and Praelector in Modern History at The Queen's College, Oxford. Brian Golding is Senior Lecturer in History, University of Southampton.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:354 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 1.02 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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This outstanding collection of essays honours a distinguished scholar best known for her work on late medieval economy, demography, and estate management, and on the monastic community at Westminster. The uniting theme is the imprint of the church, especially the monastic church, upon society at large. Contributions range from the eighth to sixteenth centuries, with an emphasis on the later middle ages, looking at urban religion, monastic education, and the role of religious communities in stimulating economic growth. Westminster Abbey figures prominently, alongside essays on the effects of the Dissolution on nunneries, the role of sanctuary in local communities, and on individuals such as Matthew Paris and Robert of Knaresborough. In a worthy tribute to a great medievalist, the contributors show us a world where the influence of the cloister reached into almost every aspect of daily life.

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`this volume is of high scolarly standard and full of interest'Antonia Gransden, Journal of Ecclesiastical History, Vol. 48, No. 3