Religious Patronage in Anglo-Norman England, 1066-1135 (Royal Historical Society Studies in History New Series)

Religious Patronage in Anglo-Norman England, 1066-1135 (Royal Historical Society Studies in History New Series) by Emma Cownie epub pdf fb2

Title: Religious Patronage in Anglo-Norman England, 1066-1135 (Royal Historical Society Studies in History New Series)
Author: Emma Cownie
ISBN10: 0861932323
ISBN13: 978-0861932320
Publisher: Royal Historical Society; First Edition edition (October 22, 1998)
Language: English
Subcategory: Europe
Size PDF: 1797 kb
Size Fb2: 1472 kb
Rating: 3.6/5
Votes: 438
Pages: 272 pages
Other Format: mobi lit docx txt

Religious Patronage in Anglo-Norman England, 1066-1135 (Royal Historical Society Studies in History New Series) by Emma Cownie


pdf epub fb2 djvu



Although the Norman Conquest of 1066 swept away most of the secular and ecclesiastical leaders of pre-Conquest England, it held some positive aspects for English society, such as its effects on Anglo-Saxon monastic foundations, which this study explores. The first part deals in depth with five individual case studies (Abingdon, Gloucester, Bury St Edmunds, St Albans and St Augustine's, Canterbury) as well as Fenland and other houses, showing how despite mixed fortunes the major houses survived to become the richest in England. The second part places the experiences of the houses in the context of structural changes in religious patronage as well as within the social and political nexus of the Anglo-Norman realm. Dr Cownie analyses the pattern of gifts to religious houses on both sides of the Channel, looking at the reasons why they were made. EMMA COWNIEgained her Ph.D. from the University of Wales at Cardiff.