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FT-55041-07
A Facing Edition and Translation of the CHRONICLE OF ANDRES (a thirteenth-century monastic history)
Leah Shopkow, Indiana University, Bloomington

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Three Stories about Life along the Road: The Survival of the Benedictine Monastery of Andres (Article)
Title: Three Stories about Life along the Road: The Survival of the Benedictine Monastery of Andres
Author: Leah Shopkow
Abstract: The monastery of Andres in the county of Guines may appear at first glance to have been poor and isolated, yet its monastic cartulary-chronicle, written by Abbot William of Andres in the early thirteenth century, reveals a house positioned to make the most of its small assets along the roads. Roads brought guests to the almshouse/hostelry, permitted the monastery to collect its rents and tithes, facilitated the abbots’ administration of the property, and allowed the monks to engage in investment and banking. The roads defined an axis along which the monastery forged social and political alliances as well as spiritual ones. Ties with Stephen Langton and the monks of Canterbury helped William gain the friendship of Innocent III, which permitted the monastery to escape the control of its motherhouse, Charroux in Poitou. The success of the monastery was intimately tied to its mastery of its geography through its roads.
Year: 2010
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/three-stories-about-life-along-the-road-the-survival-of-the-benedictine-monastery-of-andres/oclc/5864668628&referer=brief_results
Format: Journal
Publisher: Brepols (Viator)


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