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The Resource A tale of two monasteries : Westminster and Saint-Denis in the thirteenth century, William Chester Jordan

A tale of two monasteries : Westminster and Saint-Denis in the thirteenth century, William Chester Jordan

Label
A tale of two monasteries : Westminster and Saint-Denis in the thirteenth century
Title
A tale of two monasteries
Title remainder
Westminster and Saint-Denis in the thirteenth century
Statement of responsibility
William Chester Jordan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: A Tale of Two Monasteries takes an unprecedented look at one of the great rivalries of the Middle Ages and offers it as a revealing lens through which to view the intertwined histories of medieval England and France. This is the first book to systematically compare Westminster Abbey and the abbey of Saint-Denis-two of the most important ecclesiastical institutions of the thirteenth century-and to do so through the lives and competing careers of the two men who ruled them, Richard de Ware of Westminster and Mathieu de Vendome of Saint-Denis. Esteemed historian William Jordan weaves a breathtaking narrative of the social, cultural, and political history of the period. It was an age of rebellion and crusades, of artistic and architectural innovation, of unprecedented political reform, and of frustrating international diplomacy-and Richard and Mathieu, in one way or another, played important roles in all these developments. Jordan traces their rise from obscure backgrounds to the highest ranks of political authority, Abbot Richard becoming royal treasurer of England, and Abbot Mathieu twice serving as a regent of France during the crusades. By enabling us to understand the complex relationships the abbots and their rival institutions shared with each other and with the kings and social networks that supported and exploited them, A Tale of Two Monasteries paints a vivid portrait of medieval society and politics, and of the ambitious men who influenced them so profoundly
Cataloging source
  • DLC
  • DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jordan, William C.
Dewey number
271/.1042132
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DA687.W5
LC item number
J67 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Westminster Abbey
  • Abbaye de Saint-Denis (Saint-Denis, France)
  • Richard
  • Mathieu
  • Great Britain
  • France
Label
A tale of two monasteries : Westminster and Saint-Denis in the thirteenth century, William Chester Jordan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [223]-242) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of illustrations -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Technical matters: currencies, calendars, nomenclature -- 1: England and France in the early thirteenth century -- 2: Two great monasteries and two young men -- 3: Treaty of Paris -- 4: Best of times, the worst of times -- 5: Monumental rivalry -- 6: Two royal successions -- 7: Abbeys in the new regimes -- 8: Diplomacy and governance -- 9: Epilogue -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
243673858
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 245 pages
Isbn
9780691139012
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008033066
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)243673858
Label
A tale of two monasteries : Westminster and Saint-Denis in the thirteenth century, William Chester Jordan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [223]-242) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of illustrations -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Technical matters: currencies, calendars, nomenclature -- 1: England and France in the early thirteenth century -- 2: Two great monasteries and two young men -- 3: Treaty of Paris -- 4: Best of times, the worst of times -- 5: Monumental rivalry -- 6: Two royal successions -- 7: Abbeys in the new regimes -- 8: Diplomacy and governance -- 9: Epilogue -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
243673858
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 245 pages
Isbn
9780691139012
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008033066
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)243673858

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