Monastic Wales

New Approaches

Edited by Janet Burton and Karen Stöber

Edited by Janet Burton and Karen Stöber

Distributed for University of Wales Press

272 pages | 13 halftones | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 | © 2013
Cloth $125.00 ISBN: 9780708325827 Published May 2013 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only
Monastic Wales brings together an interdisciplinary team of scholars, working in the areas of history, archaeology, literature, and material culture, to investigate the importance of medieval monasteries in the shaping of Welsh culture, politics, society, and economy. It demonstrates the importance of Welsh monasteries and nunneries, chronicling the many and diverse ways in which religious men and women and their communities contributed to the shaping of the equally diverse regions we now call Wales.

Contents
Acknowledgements
List of Illustrations
List of Abbreviations
List of Contributors
Introduction
      Janet Burton and Karen Stöber

Part I: Foundation, Transition and Transformation
1. The Archaeology of Monasteries in Wales and the Strata Florida Project
      David Austin
2. Transition and Transformation: the Benedictine Houses
      Janet Burton
3. Culdees to Canons: the Augustinian Houses of North Wales
      Karen Stöber and David Austin
4. Monasteries and Urban Space in Medieval Welsh Towns
      Jens Röhrkasten
Part II: State Building, Authority and Power
5. The Medieval Grants to Strata Florida Abbey: Mapping the Agency of Lordship
      Jemma Bezant
6. The Rulers of Gwynedd and Powys
      David Stephenson
7. Monastic Burial in Medieval Wales
      Andrew Abram
Part III: Movement and Social Interaction
8. Pilgrimage
      Kathryn Hurlock
9. Travel and Communication
      Jemma Bezant
10. The Knights Hospitaller
      Helen J. Nicholson
11. Wales and Ireland: Monastic Links
      Arlene Hogan
Part IV: Cultural Identity and Production
12. Monastic Patronage of Welsh Poetry
      Dafydd Johnston
13. Abbess Annes and the Ape
      Jane Cartwright
14. Manuscripts and the Monasteries
      Ceridwen Lloyd-Morgan
15. Interpretations of Claustral Spaces with Special Reference to Dormitories
      Anne Müller

Bibliography
Abbreviations to the Index
Index
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