RISE AND FALL OF THE MEDIEVAL MONASTERY

RISE AND FALL OF THE MEDIEVAL MONASTERY

(London: The Folio Society, 2006).

THE FOLIO SOCIETY ISSUE OF THIS WELL RESEARCHED TEXT. The core of the text lies in the eleventh, twelfth and thirteenth centuries, when monastic foundations were exceedingly numerous and communities played a role obviously central to the life of western Europe. The monks of the central Middle Ages followed a way of life with prayer and common worship at its heart, a daily round governed by ritual, in cloister, in dormitory and refectory as well as in the church. Worship, contemplation, study, manual labour...these were the occupations of the monks and their lives were based on vows of personal poverty. An excellent historical survey by Christopher Brooke.

. Item #31386

First Edition thus. Profusely illustrated throughout with colour and black and white photographs. Quarto, publisher’s original brown linen, gilt lettered on the spine and pictorially decorated on the upper cover in gilt, housed in the original slipcase. 318 pp. A very fine copy of this beautifully produced book, as pristine and appearing as mint.

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