The Cistercians in the Early Middle Ages

    The Cistercians in the Early Middle Ages

    David H Williams

    Gracewing 1998

    Hardback 494pp Illustrated 295x210mm

    9780852443507   Product Code: 22961

    Published to mark the nonacentenary of the foundation of the Cistercian order at Citeaux in 1098, this volume portrays the growth and the cultural, spiritual and economic life of the 'white monks'. Williams's study is concerned with the first 250 years of Cistercian history, the so-called 'Golden Age' that was brought to an end by the Black Death. The book includes numerous maps and plans, a chapter on the Cistercian-affiliated nunneries and an extensive bibliography of primary and secondary sources.

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