Monasteries and Society in Medieval Britain: Proceedings of the 1994 Harlaxton Symposium (Harlaxton Mediaeval Studies)
by Benjamin Thompson (Editor)
Sixteen contributions from the 1994 Harlaxton Symposium which investigate the deeply entrenched and mutually beneficial relationship between monasticism and society that lasted for 1000 years. The wide-ranging papers consider, amongst other subjects, the role of minsters and monasteries in Anglo-Saxon England and Pictish Scotland, the influence of sculpture, art and manuscripts on the secular church, the relationship between Peterorough and its abbey between 1200 and the 1530s, almonry schools, Chaucer's nuns, the monks of Ely at Cambridge University and English and Welsh monastic bishops. Includes a tribute to Daniel Williams. Contributors: Sarah Foot, David Rollason, Isabel Henderson, David Postles, Nigel Morgan, D F Mackreth, Jack Higham, Roger Bowers, Lynda Dennison, Nicholas Rogers, Lynda Rollason, Marsha L Dutton, John Greatrex, Janet Burton, Barrie Dobson and Pamela Tudor-Craig.
Hardback in very good condition published in 1999 by Paul Watkins. The binding is sound and all pages clean and unmarked. There are some surface scratches to the dustjacket and some slight creasing at the top on both the front and back covers but otherwise the book really looks as new.