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by Colin Platt

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Colin Platt
Fordham University Press (January 1, 1984)
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Author - Colin Platt, the author of The Castle in Medieval England and Wales. Book is as new and is giftable. The only marks on book are the Ex Libris stamps inside front and back cover. Barnes and Noble, Publishers.

Large book, but I do not think the overly glossy nature helps particularly the pictures. A very interesting and factual book about the Abbeys and Priories of England both working and those that are ruins. Nice photographs to accompany the text.

Collins Guide to the Ruined Abbeys of England, Wales and Scotland Hardcover. Large book, but I do not think the overly glossy nature helps particularly the pictures. Good section on highlights of each building, but often no pictures of these. Very informative and value for money book.

Platt, Professor Colin (1984). The Abbeys and Priories of Medieval England. a b "Beaulieu Attractions". Medieval Cistercian abbey in England. Secker & Warburg. p. 169. ISBN 0-436-37557-5. Retrieved 22 December 2014. php?title Beaulieu Abbey&oldid 925412141".

Colin Platt's books include "The English Medieval Town", "Medieval England: A Social History and Archaeology from the Conquest to 1600" and "The Architecture of Medieval Britain: A Social History" which won the Wolfson Prize for 1990. This book is intended for undergraduate/6th form courses on medieval England, option courses on demography, medicine, family and social focus. The "black death" and population decline is central to A-level syllabuses on this period.

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Abbeys and Priories in England and Wales, Bryan Little, Batsford 1979. The Abbeys and Priories of Medieval England, Colin Platt, Secker & Warburg 1984. Bare Ruined Choirs, David Knowles, Cambridge University Press 1959. Title page of the Valor from the National Archives showing King Henry.

Covers priories as well as abbeys, an unusual plus.
  • Author Colin Platt added immeasurably to the resources of Medieval scholars when he wrote this book. Following his previous works on Medieval Parish Churches, the Medieval Town, and the Castle, the work gives a detailed and comprehensive history - heavily illustrated with photographs of existing and ruined sites - of the noble and ecclesiastical buildings of the period. Despite Platt's focus on the architecture, one should not expect a dry and technical rendering of this vaulting and that buttressing. Platt wastes almost no time blathering about engineering, construction technology, and design features - except as they reflect prevailing socio-political attitudes and actions. The author delves deep into the convoluted and quarrelsome currents of life in post-Conquest England, giving the reader an authentic and memorable experience of the time and place. Especially valuable is his discussion of the aggressive incursion of Norman religious orders, with their many advantaging relationships to the Conqueror, into English religious life. The effect of these orders was vast, from displacing Anglo-Saxon saints to re-articulating architecture, but not always either beneficial or long-lasting, until at last a true fusion of French initiatives and Anglo-Saxon sensibilities produced the justifiably famous and unique English religious house. I have never, until reading this book, felt I truly understood how the Conquest affected "life on the ground" for Medieval to Renaissance English religious. This book finally set my feet on that ground and gave me the feeling of walking those troubled cloisters and over-hearing the gossip of those contentious monks, nuns, bishops, and canons under the roofs they struggled to raise at such cost to themselves, to their houses, and to England.

  • I am an avid reader of middle ages murder mysteries. It is very interesting to be able to find pictures of some off the locations mentioned. Many floor plans of some and photos of the ruins of many more. Too bad there are so many ruins now. Very interesting for anyone interested in getting deeper into medieval life.