This work is a comprehensive illustrated account of the archaeology of the great monastic houses of medieval Britain. Although there are numerous books on abbeys and priories in Britain, they are almost all written from the architectural and/or historical perspective. This seeks to redress the balance. It covers the application of new archaeological techniques since 1970, describing both the methods and the resulting information about monastic life.
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'...a wonderful handbook for those interested in monastic history...Not only is this an introduction to British monastic sites, but it may well be the best available introduction to medieval archaeology in general. It is most highly recommended.' Catholic Historical Review
'...many excellent features...wealth of examples...a thoughtful and stimulating original work. Dr Greene has provided a book that is refreshing in its insights and totally up-to-date in its materials...The sequence of the book unfolds clearly...the reader is swept along by the author's enthusiasm and insights.' Archaeological Journal
'...useful overview for anyone concerned with any aspect of medieval monastic sites from their foundation to the present day...this book has the potential to become a classic reference work.'The Antiquaries Journal
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Book Description Leicester Univ Pr, 1994. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. New copy. Bookseller Inventory # 031866