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At ground floor level between the south wall of the transept and the chapter-
house was a 'slype' or narrow passage leading to the monks' graveyard, which
usually lay to the east of the church. The chapter-room was placed near to ...
Meanwhile critics of the black monks were everywhere pointing to the success of
the Cistercian institutions of visitation and general chapter in maintaining a high
level of discipline, and at the Fourth Lateran Council of 1215 these and some ...
1115 came to form in the Charter of Charity what was the first fully organised
monastic grouping, with disciplinary interconnection and a judicial and legislative
body in their general chapter, they became by this very process separated from
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - antiquary - LibraryThing
This was very interesting in showing how severely monastcism had declined in the 18th-19th centuries in Europe and how strikingly it had recovered in the 20th century until the new decline following the 1960s. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ddonahue - LibraryThing
Described by Norman Cantor as "the outstanding accomplishment in medieval studies by a Catholic in this century. It is also one of the enduring works of historical literature in the English language, placing Knowles in the pantheon with Gibbon, Macaulay, and Maitland." Read full review