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

Author: Barbara Harvey
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1996.
Series: Ford lectures delivered in the University of Oxford in Hilaty Term, 1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : ReprView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Harvey
ISBN: 0198201613 9780198201618 0198204310 9780198204312
OCLC Number: 487069863
Awards: Winner of Joint Winner of the 1993 Wolfson Foundation History Prize.
Description: 291 s. : illustrations.
Contents: Part 1 Charity: perceptions of monastic almsgiving; monastic almsgiving from ordinary income; monastic almsgiving from special funds. Part 2 Diet: the problems; the sample; Benedictine diet - regular and irregular; arrangements at Westminster Abbey. Part 3 Sickness and its treatment: the empirical approach; the monastic community at Westminster Abbey; the treatment of sickness at the abbey; morbidity in the monastic community at Westminster Abbey; the diseases. Part 4 Mortality: the problems; mortality at Christ Church, Canterbury 1395-1505; mortality at Westminster Abbey 1390-1529; the fatal diseases; the population trend in late Medieval England. Part 5 Servants: perspectives; monastic households; servant life; earnings at Westminster Abbey. Part 6 Corrodies: perceptions old and new; the main kinds of corrody; grants in general; grants in exchange for real property; grants in exchange for money; the age and marital status of corrodians. Appendices: charitable giving at Westminster Abbey c.1510-c.1530; catering in the Refectory and Misericord at Westminster Abbey c.1495-c.1525 - numbers and messes; apothecaries, physicians and surgeons employed by the Abbot and Convent of Westminster c.1300-c.1540; estimating the life-expectancy of the monks of Westminster, Jim Oeppen; corrodians of Westminster Abbey 1100-1540.
Series Title: Ford lectures delivered in the University of Oxford in Hilaty Term, 1989.

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