Medieval English Nunneries

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CUP Archive, 16 mai 2015 - 772 pages
"Medieval English Nunneries" from Eileen Power. British economic historian and medievalist (1889-1940).
 

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Table des matières

Nunneries in medieval wills
14
The dowry system
22
THE HEAD OF THE HOUSE
42
Resignations
56
The superior a great lady in the country side
68
Picture of heads of houses in Bishop Alnwicks Lincoln visita
80
Good prioresses
89
WORLDLY GOODS
96
7 hospitality
200
8 litigation
201
9 bad management
203
10 extravagance
211
EDUCATION
237
ROUTINE AND REACTION
285
Dead routine
289
PRIVATE LIFE AND PRIVATE
315

3 issues of the manor
109
4 miscellaneous payments
112
5 spiritualities
113
Expenses
117
1 internal expenses of the convent
119
2 divers expenses
123
4 the home farm
125
5 the wages sheet
129
MONASTIC HOUSEWIVES The obedientiaries
131
Allocation of income and obedientiaries accounts
134
Chambresses accounts clothes
137
Servants
143
1 chaplain
144
2 administrative officials
146
3 household staff
150
Nunnery households
151
Relations between nuns and servants
154
Occasional hired labour
157
Villages occasionally dependent upon nunneries for work
158
FINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES Poverty of nunneries
161
1 prevalence of debt
162
2 insufficient food and clothing
164
3 ruinous buildings
171
4 nuns begging alms
172
1 natural disasters
176
2 ecclesiastical exactions and royal taxes
183
3 feudal and other services
185
4 right of patrons to take temporalities during voidance
186
5 right of bishop and king to nominate nuns on certain occasions
188
6 pensions corrodies grants and liveries
194
The breakdown of personal poverty
322
Private life and private property in the fourteenth and fifteenth
331
Attitude of ecclesiastical authorities
338
Attempts to enforce enclosure in England
346
The nuns wander freely about in the world
385
Conclusion
391
11 overcrowding with nuns 212
395
The nuns and political movements
419
Robbery and violence
422
The strange tale of Sir John Arundels outrage on a nunnery
429
THE OLDE DAUNCE
436
Nuns lovers
446
Disorder in two small houses Cannington 1351 and Ease
452
Attempted statistical estimate of cases of immorality
460
General conclusions
471
How far was this control adequate?
488
THE NUN IN MEDIEVAL LITERA
499
Popular stories fabliaux exempla
515
Didactic works addressed to nuns
531
Secular literature in general
555
C
588
F The moral state of Littlemore Priory in the sixteenth cen
595
H The disappearance or suppression of eight nunneries prior
602
604
622
Visitations of Nunneries in the Diocese
634
Fifteenth Century Saxon Visitations
670
List of English Nunneries c 12751535
685
BIBLIOGRAPHY
693
INDEX
699

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