Abbeys and Priories of Medieval Wales Paperback

by Janet Burton; Karen Stober;


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Abbeys and Priories of Medieval Wales

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Abbeys and Priories of Medieval Wales is a comprehensive, illustrated guide to the religious houses of Wales from the twelfth to the sixteenth centuries. It offers a thorough introduction to the history of the monastic orders in Wales (the Benedictines, Cluniacs, Augustinians, Premonstratensians, Cistercians, the military orders, and the friars), and to the life inside medieval Welsh monasteries and nunneries, as well as providing the histories of almost sixty communities of religious men and women, and descriptions of the standing remains of their buildings. As well as a being a scholarly book, a number of maps, ground plans, and practical information make this moreover an indispensable guide for visitors to Wales's monastic heritage. The monastic houses of medieval Wales were of great cultural and political, as well as religious significance, yet to many they remain picturesque ruins of a bygone age. This book brings these institutions to life for readers, and locates them firmly within the broader history of Wales and the Welsh.

Abbeys and Priories of Medieval Wales by Janet Burton; Karen Stober was published by University of Wales Press in February 2015. The ISBN for Abbeys and Priories of Medieval Wales is 9781783161805.

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Page last updated 26th April 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherUniversity of Wales Press (February 2015)
Weight499g
Number of Pages288
Thickness23 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
ISBN9781783161805
ISBN-101783161809
Product Code4299251
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