Abbeys and Priories of Medieval Wales by Janet Burton, Karen Stöber

By Janet Burton, Karen Stöber

This quantity is a finished, richly illustrated advisor to the non secular homes of Wales from the 12th throughout the 16th centuries. It deals an intensive advent to the historical past of monastic orders in Wales, together with the Benedictines, Cluniacs, Cistercians, and so forth furthermore, it offers certain debts of virtually sixty communes of non secular women and men. Descriptions of the extant is still of the structures, in addition to maps, floor plans, and vacationer info make this not only a piece of scholarship, yet an crucial advisor for pilgrims to boot.

Show description

Read or Download Abbeys and Priories of Medieval Wales PDF

Similar buildings books

Eskimo Architecture: Dwelling and Structure in the Early Historic Period

The structure of Eskimo peoples represents a varied and profitable technique of dealing with probably the most serious climates humankind can inhabit. the preferred snapshot of the igloo is yet one of many many constructions tested by means of specialists Lee and Reinhardt within the first book-length and arctic-wide examine of this extraordinary topic.

The Discipline of Architecture

Structure A polemical examine how architectural wisdom is produced, disseminated, and bought. within the immense literature on architectural conception and perform, the ways that architectural wisdom is really taught, debated, and understood are too frequently neglected. The essays amassed during this groundbreaking quantity handle the present country of structure as an instructional self-discipline.

Sanctuaries and the Sacred in the Ancient Greek World

This ebook explores the diversity of historic Greek sanctuaries--their settings, areas, shapes, and structures--and the rituals linked to them, corresponding to fairs and processions, sacrifice and libation, eating and ingesting, prayer and delivering, dance, initiation, session, and purification. next chapters hint the results of the Roman conquest, the triumph of Christianity, in addition to the influence of Turks, tourists, archaeologists, and travelers on those websites.

Extra info for Abbeys and Priories of Medieval Wales

Sample text

106). By the late twelfth century the White Monks in Wales had established themselves as sheep farmers on a large scale. By the second decade of the thirteenth Strata Florida was trading in wool with Flanders, and from there on there is plentiful evidence of Cistercian involvement in the transport of wool within Wales, across England, and to the Continent. Some houses had their own ships. Flemish importers of wool in the thirteenth century and Italian merchants of the fourteenth listed Welsh houses with wool for sale, and top of the list was Neath.

However, for most their existence was an ordered one, framed by the church and the cloister. Yet we know that there was potential for things to go wrong both on an individual and a collective level. As we have seen, the Cistercians introduced a novel method of keeping their abbeys on the straight and narrow: the annual visitation of a daughter house by the abbot of the mother house. Minor transgressions would be dealt with there and then, but more serious matters might be taken to the General Chapter.

Sometimes monks offered their ‘special friends’ the right to take the monastic habit just before they died in a ritual known as ad succurrendum. Burial in a monastery was popular with people from all walks of medieval life, but as a rule, the wealthier the patron, the more visible his or her tomb. Sadly much of our physical evidence – the actual tombs – has disappeared over the centuries, but some splendid examples still survive in Wales, such as the magnificent effigies of the Hastings family and others in Abergavenny Priory.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.67 of 5 – based on 3 votes