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The monastic order in England; a history of its development from the times of St. Dunstan to the Fourth Lateran Council, 940-1216.

Author: David Knowles
Publisher: Cambridge [England] University Press, 1963.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2d edView all editions and formats
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This book was originally published in 1940 and was quickly recognised as a scholarly classic and masterpiece of historical literature. It covers the period from about 940, when St Dunstan inaugurated  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Knowles, David, 1896-1974.
Monastic order in England.
Cambridge [England] University Press, 1963
(OCoLC)894340281
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Knowles
ISBN: 0521054796 9780521054799
OCLC Number: 385926
Description: xxi, 780 pages plate, diagrams 26 cm
Contents: Preface to the second edition --
Preface to the first edition --
Part 1: Historical. I. Introductory. The rule of Saint Benedict ; The monastic order between the death of Saint Benedict and the times of Saint Dunstan --
II. 940-1066. The monastic revival under Dunstan and King Edgar : the Regularis Concordia ; English monasticism between Dunstan and the conquest --
III. 1066-1100. The Norman monasticism ; The Norman plantation ; The development of the religious life between 1066 and 1100 ; The Cluniacs in England ; Worcester, Evesham and the northern revival --
IV. 1100-1135. The English monasteries under Henry I --
V. 1135-1175. The new orders ; The new model of Cîteaux ; The Cistercians in England : I. The first foundations ; The Cistercians in England : II. The period of expansion ; The black monks between 1135 and 1175 ; Cluniac influence : Henry of Blois and Gilbert Foliot --
VI. 1175-1216. The black monks from 1175 to 1216 ; The hostility of the bishops towards the black monks ; The case of Evesham ; The Cistercians from 1153 to 1216 ; The reign of John and the Fourth Lateran Council, 1199-1216 ; The Charterhouse of Witham and Hugh of Avalon --
Part 2: Institutional. I. The interior polity of the black monks. The office of Abbot ; The internal government and personnel of the monastery ; The administration of the monastery --
II. The work and influence of the monks. The daily life of the monastery ; Unions and confraternity : hospitality and charity ; The intellectual activities of the black monks : I. Educational and literary ; The intellectual activities of the black monks : II. Theology, canon law, medicine, monastic libraries ; The illumination of manuscripts and monastic craft work ; The liturgy and the chant --
III. The external relations of the monastery. The place of the monastery in the fabric of the church and of society ; The origins and development of exemption in England ; The monastic churches ; The monasteries and the feudal system ; The cathedral monasteries and the bishops' abbeys --
IV. The white monks. The institutions of the white monks --
V. Monastics discipline. The maintenance of discipline ; The critics of the monks --
VI. Conclusion. Review of the period 940-1216 --
Appendices.

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