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Author Burton, Janet E

Title The monastic order in Yorkshire, 1069-1215 / Janet Burton
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999


Description 1 online resource (xix, 352 pages) : maps
Series Cambridge studies in medieval life and thought ; 4th ser
Cambridge studies in medieval life and thought ; 4th ser.
Contents Table of monastic foundations in Yorkshire, by order, congregation, or type -- Map 1. The Black Monks and the Regular Canons in Yorkshire -- Map 2. The Yorkshire Cistercians and their families -- Map 3. Nunneries in Yorkshire -- pt. I. The Dynamics of Expansion -- 1. From Hermitage to Abbey: The Black Monks in Yorkshire -- 2. Alien Monks and Cluniac Priories -- 3. The Regular Canons -- 4. The Surest Road to Heaven: The Coming of the Cistercians -- 5. Religious Women -- pt. II. The Life within and the World Outside -- 6. The Monastic World -- 7. Founders, Patrons, and Benefactors -- 8. Monasteries and the Landscape -- 9. Financing the Monastery: The Management of Economic Resources -- 10. Cultural Influences and Identities
Summary This 1999 book explores the dramatic growth of the monastic order in Yorkshire from the foundation of the first post-Conquest abbey at Selby in 1069 to 1215. The first half examines the dynamics of monastic expansion, discussing the influences on both its chronological development and its geographical pattern. It demonstrates that the monastic expansion owed much to the particular political and tenurial conditions which existed in the century after 1069: the establishment of Norman political ascendancy, the extension of central government under Henry I, and the civil war of the reign of King Stephen. The second part of the book explores recruitment, patronage, economy and cultural life. Particular attention is paid to the role of women in the religious life. Nunneries, so often regarded as second-class or failed monasteries, are here shown to have had a distinctive function in society, in terms both of recruitment and of interaction with the local community
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 310-327) and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Monasticism and religious orders -- England -- Yorkshire -- History -- Middle Ages, 600-1500
Monasteries -- England -- Yorkshire -- History
RELIGION -- Institutions & Organizations.
Monasticism and religious orders -- Middle Ages
Religieuze orden.
Monarchisme et ordres religieux -- Grande-Bretagne -- histoire -- Moyen-âge.
Monastères -- Grande-Bretagne -- Moyen âge.
Monachisme et ordres religieux -- Grande-Bretagne -- Yorkshire Terrier (race canine) -- Moyen âge.
SUBJECT Yorkshire (England) -- Church history
Subject England -- Yorkshire
York County
Yorkshire (GB) -- 12e siècle.
Yorkshire (GB) -- 11e siècle.
Genre/Form Church history
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0511003021