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Look Inside A Monastic Community in Local Society: The Beauchief Abbey Cartulary

A Monastic Community in Local Society: The Beauchief Abbey Cartulary

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Part of Camden Fifth Series

  • Date Published: March 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107016460

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  • The Cartulary of Beauchief Abbey, here published for the first time with a full historical introduction and English summaries of all the Latin and French charters, is an invaluable resource for the study of relationships between a small community of regular canons with a large outreach in the English Midlands in the late Middle Ages. Over two hundred charters and a wide range of other sources show in considerable and valuable detail how the canons of Beauchief, although they belonged to a monastic order and led a life of withdrawal from the world, nonetheless engaged successfully with numerous benefactors in contributing, by active management of properties and parishes, to the promotion of religious life in town and country as well as to long-lasting developments in farming and industry. This book underlines the increasing recognition of the historical importance of regular canons in late medieval England.

    • Shows the diversity of numerous transactions made between the canons and local lords and tenants
    • Provides illuminating evidence of the relations between a monastic community and all levels of local society
    • Allows the reader to pinpoint numerous surviving traces of changes that the abbey and its benefactors made to the English landscape
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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2012
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107016460
    • length: 316 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.55kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    The Beauchief Abbey Cartulary
    Appendix 1. The Leake Family Cartulary
    Appendix 2. The Royal Confirmation of 1316
    Appendix 3. Concordances
    Index of persons: persons other than witnesses
    Index of persons: witnesses
    Index of places.

  • Editors

    David Hey, University of Sheffield

    Lisa Liddy, University of York

    David Luscombe, University of Sheffield

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