Author: David Robinson (M.A., Ph. D.)Publish On: 2006
This book is a comprehensive study of the churches and monastic buildings constructed by the Cistercian order in Wales.
Author: David Robinson (M.A., Ph. D.)
Publisher: Reports of the Research Commit
This book is a comprehensive study of the churches and monastic buildings constructed by the Cistercian order in Wales. It covers fourteen abbeys situated across the principality and its borders, recognised by the Cistercians of the later Middle Ages as their 'province of Wales'. Welsh Cistercians have been comparatively well served by their historians, their buildings, however, have attracted far less scholarly attention. David Robinson's work will correct this imbalance, and represents the first attempt in modern times to assess and understand the above and below ground remains of this highly significant group of abbeys. The first part of the book is a survey of the available evidence, both of upstanding remains and excavated foundations, for all the known Cistercian buildings in Wales. This forms the basis for an analysis of their architectural characteristics and the identification of several distinct phases of growth and change. The book concludes with a gazetteer of the fourteen Cistercian abbeys which are the subject of the study, consisting of a comprehensive account of the archaeology and architecture of each site. The whole work is accompanied by newly commissioned plans, drawings and photographs.
founder at Chepstow.79 Walter fitz richard de Clare was of the second generation
of norman settlers in Wales, and Tintern followed the ... For an aspiring Welsh
ruler Cistercian monasteries offered more than spiritual support. as members of a
Author: Janet Burton
Publisher: Boydell Press
A full and comprehensive survey of the development of the Cistercian Order which emerged from the tumultuous intellectual and religious fervour of the eleventh and twelfth centuries.
A natural consequence of unrestricted rights and unrestrained power followed ,
and the stern , silent , abstemious , and self - mortifying Cistercians became
notorious for depravity . Their abbeys in England fell at the mandate of the eighth
The Cistercian abbeys of the Whitland 'family' were notably sympathetic to the
aspirations of the Welsh princes, and closely identified themselves with the
language, literature, and culture of Wales, and seem to have figured importantly
in the ...
Although the primary aim of this thesis was originally to explore the dynamic between King John and the Cistercians in Wales, it has been necessary to go beyond the bounds of this remit, namely to explore his relations with the Order in ...
Author: James Haydn Jenkins
Although the primary aim of this thesis was originally to explore the dynamic between King John and the Cistercians in Wales, it has been necessary to go beyond the bounds of this remit, namely to explore his relations with the Order in Ireland and England and also as a whole, to put his relations with the Cistercians in Wales into greater context. Primarily from an analysis of the charters John issued to individual abbeys, this thesis demonstrates that the interactions between John and individual Cistercian houses was not determined by where they were, rather their dynamic was more complex. John's grants to individual houses were often an extension of his relationship with the abbey's patron, when they were favoured their houses would prosper, when they fell from grace or defied John, their abbeys would suffer. Only however, by placing the charters John granted to individual houses into their wider political context can this correlation be appreciated, namely whether they were issued when John was trying to woo or punish the patron or at a time of hostility with the wider Order and as such clear demonstrations of royal favour. This was not the only dynamic that influenced the relationships between John and individual houses, those abbots who supported and opposed John were shown royal favour and anger respectively, and often this factor overrode all other concerns.
Author: Jeremiah Francis O'SullivanPublish On: 1947
More recently , increased attention has been given to the institutional life and
achievements of the Cistercians in England . Most studies on the Cistercians in Wales , however , have been restricted to scattered references in texts on Welsh
Author: Jeremiah Francis O'Sullivan
"A Fordham University Press boook." "Select bibliography": p. 131-137.
Many reasons can be proffered as to why there were so few nunneries in
medieval Wales. The Order most favoured by the Welsh princes and the Welsh
nobility was the Cistercian Order and Cistercian hostility towards the creation of
Author: Jane Cartwright
Publisher: University of Wales
This ground-breaking study sheds new light on the religious women of medieval Wales. Drawing on a wide range of sources from saints' lives and native poetry to holy wells and visual evidence, the volume will explore feminine sanctity, its meanings, manifestations and related iconography in a specifically Welsh context.
180 One of the most noted Cistercian buildings used in iron - smelting is still to be
seen at Fontenay Abbey , 181 though ... The Influence of the Cistercians in Wales
The role of the white monks in medieval Wales reflects a great deal of what is ...
Contemporary critics of the Cistercians tended to use the same images. Often
cited is Gerald of Wales, whose "fair appraisal of the two orders" (Cistercian and
Cluniac) has been considered particularly reliable because he is critical of both ...
Margam , Whitland , Strata Florida , Cwmhir , were all Cistercian colonies in the
diocese of St. David's , spreading Latin ... In civil matters in opposition to the
English kings , in cultivating a Welsh spirit , the Cistercians were more Welsh
than the ...
Not only did the Cistercians add field to field and oppress the less powerful
landowners around them , but they were especially noted in Wales for seizing
upon parish churches and , if they saw fit , destroying the sacred buildings and
A Record of the Antiquities of Wales and Its Marches and the Journal of the
Cambrian Archaeological Association ... Giraldus gives many instances of the
special vices of Welsh Cistercians ; how they were guilty of avarice and
The Cistercians in Wales The Cistercians first came to Wales in 1131 when
Walter Fitz Richard de Clare founded a house at Tintern . Tintern was followed by
Whitland ( 1140 ) , possibly founded by William Fitz Hay , and by Margam ( 1147 )
The success of the Cistercians in Wales was rapid . A small community was
established in southwest Wales by Bernard , the Cambro - Norman bishop of St .
David ' s , and eventually took up residence at Whitland , a place hallowed by the
Author: Lynn H. Nelson
A comprehensive history of the century during which the Normans occupied the Welsh peninsula.
Cistercians. Sometimes the monks appear more like wily entrepreneurs than
hardy pioneers . Certainly they worked ... 72 Gerald of Wales writes with some
bitterness of their activities in his own country : All the monasteries of Wales are ...
This Abby at the Suppression Monastery of Cistercians , in Wales . thereot , in the
Reign of King Henry the Vilch , was valu'd at 1861. 155. 2 d . ob . NEITHER Sir
William Dugdale , nor Mr. Willis , Rot . 5 . Hen . 3 . The Earl of Winton Patron of ...