The Cloister and the World: Essays in Medieval History in Honour of Barbara Harvey


This outstanding collection of essays honor a distinguished scholar best known for her work on late medieval economy, demography, and estate management, and on the monastic community at Westminster. The uniting theme is the imprint of the church, especially the monastic church, upon society at large. Contributions range from the eighth to sixteenth centuries, with an emphasis on the later middle ages, looking at urban religion, monastic education, and the role of religious communities in stimulating economic growth. In a worthy tribute to a great medievalist, the contributors show us a world where the influence of the cloister reached into almost every aspect of daily life.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Diana Greenway
  • Gervase Rosser
  • Elizabeth J. Gardner
  • Brian Golding
  • Rebecca Reader
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Oxford
Publication year:
  • 1996


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