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The Resource The church and Vale of Evesham, 700-1215 : lordship, landscape and prayer, David Cox

The church and Vale of Evesham, 700-1215 : lordship, landscape and prayer, David Cox

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The church and Vale of Evesham, 700-1215 : lordship, landscape and prayer
Title
The church and Vale of Evesham, 700-1215
Title remainder
lordship, landscape and prayer
Statement of responsibility
David Cox
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Provides a fine contribution to the rich history of the region, showing Evesham's place in the life of the medieval kingdom of England. Professor Ann Williams. In c.701, a minster was founded in the lower Avon Valley on a deserted promontory called Evesham. Over the next five hundred years it became a Benedictine abbey and turned the Vale of Evesham into a federation of Christian communities. A landscape of scattered farms grew into one of open fields and villages, manor houses and chapels. Evesham itself developed into a town, and the abbots played a role in the affairs of the kingdom. But individual contemplation and prayer within the abbey were compromised by its corporate aspirations. As Evesham abbey waxed ever grander, exerting a national influence, it became a ready patron of the arts but had less time for private spirituality. The story ends badly in the prolonged scandal of Abbot Norreis, a libertine whose appetites caused religion to collapse at Evesham before his own sudden downfall. This book integrates the evidence of archaeology, maps, and documents in a continuous narrative that pays as much attention to religious and cultural life as to institutional and economic matters. It provides a complete survey over one of the most important and wealthy Benedictine abbeys and its landscape, a stage on which was enacted the tense interplay of lordship andprayer. Dr David Cox, FSA, was until his retirement county editor of the Victoria History of Shropshire and lecturer at Keele University
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Cox, David
Dewey number
942.448
Index
index present
LC call number
DA690.E89
LC item number
C69 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Evesham Abbey (Evesham, England)
  • Benedictine monasteries
  • Evesham, Vale of (England)
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The church and Vale of Evesham, 700-1215 : lordship, landscape and prayer, David Cox
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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CR9781782046400
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 228 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781782046400
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The church and Vale of Evesham, 700-1215 : lordship, landscape and prayer, David Cox
Publication
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
CR9781782046400
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 228 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781782046400
Isbn Type
(ebook)
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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