The Late Medieval English College and its Context (Hardback)
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The Late Medieval English College and its Context (Hardback)

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Secular colleges stand as the most characteristic late medieval religious foundation, with hundreds established across fourteenth- and fifteenth-century Europe; but they remain by far the least studied. This volume provides the first scholarly overview of the late medieval college and its place in English religion, society and culture. The contributions survey and reflect the wide influence of the college. They consider the religious, political, intellectual, educational, charitable, musical and artistic contributions of these foundations, and combine detailed case studies with broader surveys placing the English college in its wider British and European context. The volume thus offers an unrivalled introduction to English secular colleges, demonstrating why these foundations were so important to late medieval religion and society. CONTRIBUTORS: CLIVE BURGESS, JEROME BERTRAM, HELEN BROWN, MARTIN HEALE, A.K. MCHARDY, JULIAN M. LUXFORD, P.H. CULLUM, JAMES WILLOUGHBY, MAGNUS WILLIAMSON, ANNE F. SUTTON, WINIFRED A. HARWOOD, DAVID SKINNER

Publisher: York Medieval Press
ISBN: 9781903153222
Number of pages: 310
Weight: 834 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 26 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
This fascinating collection of papers explores the institution in all its diversity. * THE CHURCH TIMES *
[An] important collection of essays [and] a stimulating, comprehensive, and long-overdue survey of the college as well as its role and influence. [...] Together, the essays in this volume form an invaluable and most welcome contribution to our understanding of the late-medieval English college and its extensive sphere of influence. The volume succeeds in helping us reappraise the light in which this secular institution has traditionally been viewed and (it is to be hoped) will reintegrate it into our wider understanding and consideration of religious communities and structures in the later Middle Ages. * CATHOLIC HISTORICAL REVIEW *
As a themed volume on the late medieval secular college it is both long overdue and most welcome. [.] The quality of the essays is consistently good and they are full of intrinsic interest. * THE RICARDIAN *
[The editors] deserve our thanks not only for raising the profile of these institutions but for doing so in a way which emphasises [.] the flexibility and adaptability of the collegiate form. * THE MEDIEVAL REVIEW *

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