By Martin Heale
Even if thousands of based priories have been based throughout medieval Europe, they continue to be little studied and masses misunderstood. frequently brushed off as simply administrative devices, many have been actually real spiritual homes manage for non secular purposes. This examine charts for the 1st time the historical past of the a hundred and forty or so daughter homes of English monasteries, that have constantly been overshadowed via the French cells in England, the so-called alien priories. the 1st a part of the ebook examines the explanations for the basis of those monasteries and the relatives among based priories and their mom homes, bishops and consumers. the second one half investigates lifestyle in cells, the priories' interplay with their neighbours and their fiscal viability. the bizarre development of dissolution of those homes can be printed. The adventure of daughter homes sheds loads of mild at the international of the small spiritual residence, and means that those shadowy associations have been way more principal to medieval faith and society than has been favored. MARTIN HEALE is Lecturer in past due Medieval heritage, college of Liverpool.
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