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Monasteries are among the most intriguing and enduring symbols of England's medieval heritage. Simultaneously places of prayer and spirituality, power and charity, learning and invention, illusion and superstition, they survive today as haunting ruins, great houses and as some of our most important cathedrals and churches.

This book examines the growth of monasticism and the different orders of monks; the architecture and administration of monasteries, the daily life of monks and nuns, the art of monasteries and their libraries, their role in caring for the poor and sick, their power and wealth, their decline and suppression, their ruin and rescue.

Many of Britain's greatest churches, including Westminster Abbey, Canterbury, Durham and Gloucester cathedrals were once monasteries. So too were some of Britain's most evocative and awe-inspiring ruins such as Fountain's Abbey in Yorkshire and Tintern Abbey in Wales. This book tells the story of devotion, work and prayer behind those magnificent edifices.

About the Author

Roger Rosewell is a former journalist, and News and Features Editor of Vidimus, the free online magazine about stained glass. He has studied medieval ecclesiastical art in detail and is the author of 'Medieval Wall Paintings (Boydell).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780747811466
Author:
Rosewell, Roger
Publisher:
Shire Publications
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
World History-England General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Shire Library
Publication Date:
20121131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
20 MONO; 50 COL
Pages:
80
Dimensions:
8.27 x 5.88 x 0.27 in 0.4 lb

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » General History
History and Social Science » Western Civilization » Medieval
History and Social Science » World History » England » General
History and Social Science » World History » General
History and Social Science » World History » Medieval and Renaissance
Religion » Christianity » Christian Church » History
Religion » Comparative Religion » General
Religion » Western Religions » General and Comparative Religion

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