The Monastic Order in Yorkshire, 1069-1215

Author: Janet Burton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521034463

Category: History

Page: 380

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This 1999 book explores the dramatic growth of the monastic order in Yorkshire.

The Cistercians in the Middle Ages

Author: Janet Burton,Janet E. Burton,Julie Kerr

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 184383667X

Category: History

Page: 244

View: 4909

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.

Encyclopedia of Monasticism

Author: William M. Johnston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113678716X

Category: Reference

Page: 2000

View: 7360

First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

England and Europe in the Reign of Henry III (1216-1272)

Author: Björn K. U. Weiler,Ifor Rowlands

Publisher: Ashgate Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780754604679

Category: History

Page: 239

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This volume of essays, based on papers given at a conference on England and Europe in the reign of Henry III, at the University of Wales, Swansea in April 2000, investigates the close political, economic and cultural ties that developed between England and its neighbours during the reign of Henry III. The essays demonstrate the variety and strength of these contacts between England and her neighbours, and by seeking to place Henry's England within a broader geographical and thematic range, contribute to a broader understanding of England's place within 13th century Europe.

Learning and Literacy in Medieval England and Abroad

Author: Sarah Rees Jones

Publisher: Brepols Pub


Category: Education

Page: 222

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How did people know what they knew, and learn what they learnt? As Derek Pearsall's introduction makes clear this is the primary focus of this collection of essays published in celebration of the thirtieth anniversary of the foundation of the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of York. The learning materials included range from grammar books to mystery plays, and from court records to monastic chronicles, as well as liturgical and devotional texts. But the essays are not only concerned with texts alone, but with the broader and often fluid social environments in which learning took place. Many of the papers therefore question the validity of some distinctions habitually used in the discussion of medieval culture, such as the opposition between orality and literacy, between Latin and the vernacular or between secular and religious. All but one of the contributors are literary scholars and historians who completed their post-graduate work at the University of York. They are Joyce Hill, John Arnold, Linda Olsen, Janet Burton, Patricia Cullum, Katherine Kerby-Fulton, Deborah Cannon, Pamela King, and Stacey Gee. Katherine Zieman, although not a York graduate, is a most welcome contributor to the volume.

Religious and Laity in Western Europe, 1000-1400

Interaction, Negotiation, and Power

Author: Emilia Jamroziak,Janet E. Burton

Publisher: Brepols Pub


Category: History

Page: 399

View: 3515

This volume examines forms of interaction between monastic or mendicant communities and lay people in the high Middle Ages in Britain, France, the Low Countries, and Scandinavia. The nineteen papers explore these issues in geographically and chronologically diverse settings in a way that no English-language collection has yet attempted. It brings together the latest research from established as well as younger historians. The first section, 'Patrons and Benefactors: power, fashion, and mutual expectations', examines lay involvement in foundations, the rights held by patrons, and how they used these powers as well as networks of relationships with broader groups of benefactors. The authors demonstrate how changing fashions shaped the fortunes of particular orders and houses and explore how power relations between different types of patrons and benefactors - royal figures, kinship, and other social groupings - affected the mutual expectations of the various parties. The second section of the volume, entitled 'Lay and Religious: negotiation, influence, and utility', shows how lay people's ideas of the role of religious houses could impact upon their patronage of, and support for, monastic or mendicant institutions. Conversely, religious communities offered multi-faceted benefits - practical, intellectual, or spiritual - for the secular world. The book concludes by focusing on the rapid growth of confraternities, their relation to their urban mendicant and monastic contexts, and how the role and forms of confraternities evolved in the late medieval period.

Staying Roman

Conquest and Identity in Africa and the Mediterranean, 439–700

Author: Jonathan Conant

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107375843

Category: History

Page: N.A

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What did it mean to be Roman once the Roman Empire had collapsed in the West? Staying Roman examines Roman identities in the region of modern Tunisia and Algeria between the fifth-century Vandal conquest and the seventh-century Islamic invasions. Using historical, archaeological and epigraphic evidence, this study argues that the fracturing of the empire's political unity also led to a fracturing of Roman identity along political, cultural and religious lines, as individuals who continued to feel 'Roman' but who were no longer living under imperial rule sought to redefine what it was that connected them to their fellow Romans elsewhere. The resulting definitions of Romanness could overlap, but were not always mutually reinforcing. Significantly, in late antiquity Romanness had a practical value, and could be used in remarkably flexible ways to foster a sense of similarity or difference over space, time and ethnicity, in a wide variety of circumstances.

Recording medieval lives

proceedings of the 2005 Harlaxton Symposium

Author: Julia Boffey,Virginia Davis

Publisher: N.A


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 324

View: 6727

Devotional Interaction in Medieval England and its Afterlives

Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004365834

Category: History

Page: 430

View: 9125

The interdisciplinary volume Devotional Interaction in Medieval England and its Afterlives examines the interaction between medieval English worshippers and the material objects of their devotion, with chapters that extend the temporality of objects and buildings beyond the Middle Ages.

Perspectives for an architecture of solitude

essays on Cistercians, art and architecture in honour of Peter Fergusson

Author: Terryl Nancy Kinder,Peter Fergusson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Architecture

Page: 409

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The Just War in the Middle Ages

Author: Frederick H. Russell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521292764

Category: History

Page: 348

View: 5812

The first systematic attempt to reconstruct from original manuscript sources and early printed books the medieval doctrines relating to the just war, the holy war and the crusade. Despite the frequency of wars and armed conflicts throughout the course of western history, no comprehensive survey has previously been made of the justifications of warfare that were elaborated by Roman lawyers, canon lawyers and theologians in the twelfth and thirteenth century universities. After a brief survey of theories of the just war in antiquity, with emphasis on Cicero and Augustine, and of thought on early medieval warfare, the central chapters are devoted to scholastics such as Pope Innocent IV, Hostiensis and Thomas Aquinas. Professor Russell attempts to correlate theories of the just war with political and intellectual development in the Middle Ages. His conclusion evaluates the just war in the light of late medieval and early modern statecraft and poses questions about its compatibility with Christian ethics and its validity within international law.


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Archives

Page: N.A

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Clothed in the Body

Asceticism, the Body and the Spiritual in the Late Antique Era

Author: Hannah Hunt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317164946

Category: Religion

Page: 250

View: 8367

Hunt examines the apparent paradox that Jesus' earthly existence and post resurrection appearances are experienced through consummately physical actions and attributes yet some ascetics within the Christian tradition appear to seek to deny the value of the human body, to find it deadening of spiritual life. Hunt considers why the Christian tradition as a whole has rarely managed more than an uneasy truce between the physical and the spiritual aspects of the human person. Why is it that the 'Church' has energetically argued, through centuries of ecumenical councils, for the dual nature of Christ but seems still unwilling to accept the full integration of physical and spiritual within humanity, despite Gregory of Nazianzus's comment that 'what has not been assumed has not been redeemed'?

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: Martindale-Meynell

Author: Henry Colin Gray Matthew,Brian Howard Harrison,British Academy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780198613879

Category: Biography

Page: 1006

View: 4601

55,000 biographies of people who shaped the history of the British Isles and beyond, from the earliest times to the year 2002.

English monasteries

Author: Alexander Hamilton Thompson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Monasteries

Page: 156

View: 7961