The Cistercians in the Early Middle Ages
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.
Factory Production in Nineteenth-Century Britain
This anthology brings together writings that suggest the scope of responses – from wondrous celebration to apocalyptic horror – elicited by the advent and establishment of the factory system in 19th century Britain. Addressing complex questions about the possible effects of mass production on human life and labour, the collection includes important works by Adam Smith, Ruskin, Carlyle and Morris alongside extracts from lesser-known factory tourists' tales and inspectors' reports, a Luddite pamphlet and a cotton mill worker's autobiography.
Charters and Custumnals of the Abbey of Holy Trinity, Caen
Part Two: The French Estates
By the early 13th century the Norman abbey of Caen had amassed extensive property in both England and France. This volume provides a critical edition of early documents concerning the French estates: 21 original charters from before 1230, two series of surveys made c.1113 and c.1175–80, and 27 further documents from the abbey's cartulary. Each Latin text is furnished with an English summary and notes, and Walmsley's introduction highlights the information the documents provide about society and administration.