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Durham Priory, 1400-1450 [electronic resource]
[by] R. B. Dobson.
imprint
Cambridge [Eng.] University Press, 1973.
description
xiii, 428 p. illus. 23 cm.
ISBN
0521201403
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Cambridge [Eng.] University Press, 1973.
isbn
0521201403
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
8360354
 
Bibliography: p. 392-408.
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Summaries
Description for Bookstore
Dr Dobson throws new light on the universal aspirations and pre occupations of medieval monasticism. He reconstructs life in Durham in the century before its final dissolution and concludes that it was an example of 'comparatively successful conservatism' during a period in English history characterized by institutional resistance to social and intellectual change.
Description for Library
In the course of this work, Dr Dobson is able to throw new light on the universal aspirations and pre occupations of medieval monasticism. He reconstructs life in Durham in the century before its final dissolution and concludes that it was an example of 'comparatively successful conservatism' during a period in English history characterized by institutional resistance to social and intellectual change.
Table of Contents
List of figures
Preface
List of abbreviations
Introduction
The English Zion: an introduction to Saint Cuthbert and his city
The monks of Durham
John Wessington as prior of Durham (1416-46)
The prior's household and counsellors
Monastic patronage
The prior and the lay lords
The lords spiritual
The monastic economy
The Durham cells
The intellectual activities of the Durham monks
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index
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