Abbeys and Priories of Medieval Wales

Author(s) Janet Burton,Karen Stöber

Language: English

Genre(s): Welsh and Celtic Studies, Religion

  • February 2015 · 288 pages ·234x156mm

  • · Hardback - 9781783161799
  • · Paperback - 9781783161805
  • · eBook - pdf - 9781783161812
  • · eBook - epub - 9781783161829

About The Book

Abbeys and Priories of Medieval Wales is the first comprehensive, illustrated guide to the religious houses of Wales from the twelfth to sixteenth centuries. It offers a thorough introduction to the history of the monastic orders in Wales (the Benedictines, Cluniacs, Augustinians, Premonstratensians, Cistercians, the military orders and the friars), and to life inside medieval Welsh monasteries and nunneries, in addition to providing the histories of almost sixty communities of religious men and women, with descriptions of the standing remains of their buildings. As well as a being a scholarly book, a number of maps, ground plans and practical information make this an indispensable guide for visitors to Wales’s monastic heritage.


‘As the first modern non-specialist treatment of monastic sites in Wales from the coming of the Normans to the suppression of religious houses in the late 1530s, this impressive book breaks new ground. Based on a wide-ranging programme of research, it comprises a clear and concise introduction and a gazetteer of all Welsh monasteries. It will be of immense value in taking research forward at any level. It places Welsh monasteries in their national and international context as well as demonstrating their importance in the preservation and development of Welsh culture and society throughout the Middle Ages.’
–Dr Glyn Coppack, Department of Archaeology, University of Nottingham

About the Author(s)

Author(s): Janet Burton

Janet Burton is a Professor of Medieval History at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David at Lampeter.

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Author(s): Karen Stöber

Karen Stöber is Researcher and Lecturer at the Universitat de Lleida, Catalonia.

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