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A tale of two monasteries : Westminster and Saint-Denis in the thirteenth century

Author: William C Jordan
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the Publisher: A Tale of Two Monasteries takes an unprecedented look at one of the great rivalries of the Middle Ages and offers it as a revealing lens through which to view the intertwined histories of medieval England and France. This is the first book to systematically compare Westminster Abbey and the abbey of Saint-Denis-two of the most important ecclesiastical institutions of the thirteenth century-and to  Read more...
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Named Person: Richard, de Ware; Mathieu, de Vendôme
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William C Jordan
ISBN: 9780691139012 0691139016 9780691150062 0691150060
OCLC Number: 243673858
Description: xviii, 245 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm.
Contents: List of illustrations --
Preface --
Acknowledgments --
Technical matters: currencies, calendars, nomenclature --
1: England and France in the early thirteenth century --
2: Two great monasteries and two young men --
3: The Treaty of Paris --
4: The best of times, the worst of times --
5: A monumental rivalry --
6: Two royal successions --
7: The Abbeys in the new regimes --
8: Diplomacy and governance --
9: Epilogue --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: William Chester Jordan.
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"Jordan, a Princeton professor and a much-lauded medievalist, knows a good coincidence when he sees one. He has set about comparing and contrasting the tenures of the two abbots (which both lasted Read more...

 
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