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The Resource Syon Abbey and its books : reading, writing and religion, c.1400-1700, edited by E.A. Jones and Alexandra Walsham

Syon Abbey and its books : reading, writing and religion, c.1400-1700, edited by E.A. Jones and Alexandra Walsham

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Syon Abbey and its books : reading, writing and religion, c.1400-1700
Title
Syon Abbey and its books
Title remainder
reading, writing and religion, c.1400-1700
Statement of responsibility
edited by E.A. Jones and Alexandra Walsham
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Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Founded in 1415, the double monastery of Syon Abbey was the only English example of the order established by the fourteenth-century mystic St Bridget of Sweden. After its dispersal at the Dissolution, the community survived in exile and was briefly restored during the reign of Mary I; but with the accession of Elizabeth I, some of the nuns and brothers once again sought refuge on the Continent, first in the Netherlands and later in Lisbon.<BR><BR> This volume of essays traces the fortunes of Syon Abbey and the Bridgettine order between 1400 and 1700, examining the various ways in which reading and writing shaped its identity and defined its experience, and exploring the interconnections between late medieval and post-Reformation monastic history and the rapidly evolving world of communication, learning, and books. They extend our understanding of religious culture and institutions on the eve of the Reformation and the impulses that inspired initiatives for early modern Catholic renewal, and also illuminate the spread of literacy and the gradual and uneven transition from manuscript to print between the fourteenth and the seventeenth centuries. In the process, the volume engages with larger questions about the origins and consequences of religious, intellectual and cultural change in late medieval and early modern England.<BR><BR> E. A. Jones is Senior Lecturer in English, University of Exeter; Alexandra Walsham is Professor of Reformation History, University of Exeter<BR><BR> Contributors: E. A. Jones, Alexandra Walsham, Peter Cunich, Virginia Bainbridge, Vincent Gillespie, C. Annette Grise, Claire Walker, Caroline Bowden, Claes Gejrot, Ann Hutchison
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UkCbUP
Dewey number
271.970942
Index
index present
LC call number
BX4210
LC item number
.S96 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1968-
  • 1966-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Jones, E. A.
  • Walsham, Alexandra
Series statement
Studies in modern British religious history
Series volume
volume 24
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Syon Abbey (Isleworth, London, England)
  • Monasticism and religious orders for women
  • Books and reading
  • Books and reading
  • England
  • England
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Syon Abbey and its books : reading, writing and religion, c.1400-1700, edited by E.A. Jones and Alexandra Walsham
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781846158155
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 267 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781843835479
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Syon Abbey and its books : reading, writing and religion, c.1400-1700, edited by E.A. Jones and Alexandra Walsham
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 02 Jun 2017)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781846158155
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 267 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781843835479
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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