A Tale of Two Monasteries: Westminster and Saint-Denis in the Thirteenth Century PDF (Adobe DRM) download by William Chester Jordan

A Tale of Two Monasteries: Westminster and Saint-Denis in the Thirteenth Century

Princeton University Press
Publication date: March 2009
ISBN: 9781400830381
Digital Book format: PDF (Adobe DRM)

Buy PDF

List price:
$28.95
Our price:
$27.99

You save: $0.96 (3%)
GET THIS EBOOK
FOR FREE!
Join our Facebook sweepstake, share and
get 10 likes. Winners
get notified in 24H!

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 Vendôme 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.

Please sign in to review this product.
Format:
Devices:
A Tale of Two Monasteries PDF (Adobe DRM) can be read on any device that can open PDF (Adobe DRM) files.

File Size:
1332 Kb
Language:
ENG
Copy From Text:
Disabled.
Printing:
Disabled.
Other books by William Chester Jordan
On the Medieval Origins of the Modern State PDF (Adobe DRM) download by William Chester Jordan
On the Medieval Origins of the Modern State
William Chester Jordan & Joseph R. Strayer & Charles Tilly
Princeton University Press, October 2008
ISBN: 9780691121857
Format: PDF, ePub
List Price: $21.95 Our price: $20.99
Unceasing Strife, Unending Fear: Jacques de Therines and the Freedom of the Church in the Age of the Last Capetians ePub (Adobe DRM) download by William Chester Jordan
Unceasing Strife, Unending Fear
William Chester Jordan
Princeton University Press, December 2004
ISBN: 9780691121208
Format: ePub, PDF
List Price: $52.50 Our price: $49.99
Europe in the High Middle Ages ePub (Adobe DRM) download by William Chester Jordan
Europe in the High Middle Ages
William Chester Jordan
Penguin, February 2004
ISBN: 9780140166644
Format: ePub
Our price: $13.99
The Great Famine: Northern Europe in the Early Fourteenth Century PDF (Adobe DRM) download by William Chester Jordan
The Great Famine: Northern Europe in the Early Fourteenth Century
William Chester Jordan
Princeton University Press, February 2001
ISBN: 9780691011349
Format: PDF
List Price: $14.95 Our price: $13.99