By Sharla Race
Insightful and clean in its technique, this biography of Aelred of Rievaulx, England's most renowned Cistercian, explores his lifestyles in full—from his youth in Hexham, his time at King David's court docket in Scotland, via to his access into Rievaulx abbey as a monk and his next profession in the Cistercian order.
Aelred’s reviews and actions are put firmly in context of what existence used to be like within the 12th century. The ebook is easily researched and informative but additionally stress-free and a excitement to read.
For a person drawn to Aelred, the Cistercians, early medieval England or lifestyles within the 12th century, this can be publication is vital reading.
Read or Download Aelred of Rievaulx: Cistercian Monk and Medieval Man PDF
Similar european history books
Because the new name displays, Palmer’s A heritage of Europe within the smooth international continues its well-established old authority, whereas focusing extra particularly on Europe’s in demand position in glossy international exchanges, state development, transnational advertisement platforms, colonial empires, and cultural transitions.
This uniquely formidable background deals an account of all features of cultural job and creation during the international of Latin Christendom 1200-1450. starting with an in depth description of the political and fiscal situations that allowed the 'Gothic second' to flourish, the physique of the publication is either a party of the Gothic cultural success - in cathedral-building, in manuscript illumination, in chivalric love-romance, in stained glass and in lots of different arts - and an research of its social origins and structures of creation.
The tale of England’s medieval queens is shiny and stirring, jam-packed with tragedy, excessive drama or even comedy. it's a chronicle of affection, homicide, conflict and betrayal, choked with ardour, intrigue and sorrow, peopled through a solid of heroines, villains, stateswomen and fans. within the first quantity of this epic new sequence, Alison Weir strips away centuries of romantic mythology and prejudice to bare the lives of England’s queens within the century after the Norman Conquest.
The 1st neighborhood background of Napoleonic France to seem within the English language, within Napoleonic France: country and Society in Rouen, 1800-1815 redresses the normal overlook of local background in this interval. counting on vast French archival assets, Gavin Daly units out to enquire the character of the Napoleonic nation and its brief and longer-term effect upon neighborhood society.
- Arthur in Medieval Welsh Literature (Writers of Wales)
- Public Painting and Visual Culture in Early Republican Florence
- On the Ocean: The Mediterranean and the Atlantic from prehistory to AD 1500
- The Intellectual Struggle for Florence: Humanists and the Beginnings of the Medici Regime, 1420-1440
Additional info for Aelred of Rievaulx: Cistercian Monk and Medieval Man
Aelred of Rievaulx: Cistercian Monk and Medieval Man by Sharla Race