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作者 Jordan, William C., 1948-
書名 A tale of two monasteries : Westminster and Saint-Denis in the thirteenth century / William Chester Jordan
出版項 Princeton : Princeton University Press, c2009
國際標準書號 9780691139012 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0691139016 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9780691150062 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0691150060 (pbk. : alk. paper)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 文哲所  248.41 J82    在架上    30580002877988
說明 xviii, 245 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm
附註 Includes bibliographical references (p. [223]-242) and index
List of illustrations -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Technical matters: currencies, calendars, nomenclature -- 1: England and France in the early thirteenth century -- 2: Two great monasteries and two young men -- 3: The Treaty of Paris -- 4: The best of times, the worst of times -- 5: A monumental rivalry -- 6: Two royal successions -- 7: The Abbeys in the new regimes -- 8: Diplomacy and governance -- 9: Epilogue -- Bibliography -- Index
From the Publisher: A Tale of Two Monasteries takes an unprecedented look at one of the great rivalries of the Middle Ages and offers it as a revealing lens through which to view the intertwined histories of medieval England and France. This is the first book to systematically compare Westminster Abbey and the abbey of Saint-Denis-two of the most important ecclesiastical institutions of the thirteenth century-and to do so through the lives and competing careers of the two men who ruled them, Richard de Ware of Westminster and Mathieu de Vendome of Saint-Denis. Esteemed historian William Jordan weaves a breathtaking narrative of the social, cultural, and political history of the period. It was an age of rebellion and crusades, of artistic and architectural innovation, of unprecedented political reform, and of frustrating international diplomacy-and Richard and Mathieu, in one way or another, played important roles in all these developments. Jordan traces their rise from obscure backgrounds to the highest ranks of political authority, Abbot Richard becoming royal treasurer of England, and Abbot Mathieu twice serving as a regent of France during the crusades. By enabling us to understand the complex relationships the abbots and their rival institutions shared with each other and with the kings and social networks that supported and exploited them, A Tale of Two Monasteries paints a vivid portrait of medieval society and politics, and of the ambitious men who influenced them so profoundly
主題 Westminster Abbey -- History
Abbaye de Saint-Denis (Saint-Denis, France) -- History
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1216-1272
France -- Politics and government -- 1226-1270
Richard, de Ware, d. 1283
Mathieu, de Vendôme, d. 1286
Saint-Denis / Kloster. swd
London -- Westminster Abbey. swd
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