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Living and dying in England, 1100-1540 : the monastic experience

Author: Barbara F Harvey
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendeon Press, 1993.
Series: Ford lectures, 1989.
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This is a fascinating account of daily life in Westminster, one of medieval England's most important monastic communities. It is also a broad scholarly exploration of some major themes in the social  Read more...

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History
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Harvey, Barbara F.
Living and dying in England, 1100-1540.
Oxford : Clarendeon Press, 1993
(DLC) 92021141
(OCoLC)27014098
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara F Harvey
ISBN: 9780191591730 0191591734 0585182620 9780585182629
OCLC Number: 44961686
Notes: "Delivered in the University of Oxford in Hilary Term 1989."
Awards: Joint winner for Wolfson History Prize 1993.
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 291 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Charity --
Diet --
Sickness and its treatment --
Mortality --
Servants --
Corrodies. Appendices: 1. Charitable giving at Westminster Abbey, c.1510 --
c.1530 --
2. Catering in the refectory and misericord at Westminster Abbey c.1495 --
c.1525: numbers and messes --
3. Apothecaries, physicians, and surgeons employed by the Abbot and Covent of Westminster, c.1300 --
1540 --
4. Estimating the life-expectancy of the monks of Westminster / Jim Oeppen --
5. Corrodians of Westminster Abbey, 1100 --
1540.
Series Title: Ford lectures, 1989.
Responsibility: by Barbara Harvey.
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