First edition. - Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015.
Book — xvi, 288 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Introduction Part One: The Text
1: In Search of the Authors
2: The Past as a Legal Resource
3: Writing, Memory, and Knowledge
4: Communities of Memory and Knowledge Part Two: The World
5: Gathering the Monastic Estate
6: The World of Abbot Peter
7: The Long Thirteenth Century: The World of Peter's Continuator
8: The Long Thirteenth Century: Peasants and Townspeople Transformed
9: The Text and the World Bibliography.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
The Text and the World concerns one highly specific place and document-a medieval Cistercian monastery, and its remarkably interesting history, compiled at the monastery itself, for the monks' use-and explores several subjects now of great interest to all medieval historians, such as ethnicity and interethnic relations; comparative power and lordship; legal conflict; collective memory; and the expansion of literacy in the late-thirteenth century. (source: Nielsen Book Data)