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The World of Orderic Vitalis: Norman Monks and Norman Knights

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Orderic Vitalis, born near Shrewsbury in 1075 and sent as a child oblate to the Norman abbey of Saint-Evroult, wrote one of the most vivid and important medieval chronicles. His world encompassed Shropshire in the aftermath of the Conquest, Normandy in civil war and at peace, and, briefly, the wider French perspective of the priory of Maule. Saint-Evroult was open to all ...more
Paperback, 264 pages
Published November 1st 2001 by Boydell Press (first published November 1st 1984)
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Lisa Yarde
Dec 28, 2012 Lisa Yarde rated it liked it
Not exactly what I hoped for but still informative. I bought this book for research on the period. Lots of brief examples of the lives of Norman monks like Orderic and Norman knights, but I was hoping for more on how monks interacted with the secular world as clerks and chaplains. For someone keenly interested in Orderic's life or in depth information on monasticism, this is a good introduction.
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Marjorie Morgan McCallum Chibnall OBE FBA was an English historian, medievalist and Latin translator.

She was educated at Shrewsbury Priory County Girls School and Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, where she later became a Research fellow. She became a Fellow of Girton College, Cambridge, but relinquished the fellowship when she decided in 1965 to give up teaching to complete her editorial work on the Hi
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