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Title:
Life in a medieval monastery
Author:
Sherrow, Victoria.
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Publication Information:
San Diego, CA : Lucent Books, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
96 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 10.2 6.0 51608.
ISBN:
9781560067917
Format :
Book

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Gr 5 Up-Sherrow offers a brief discussion of the beginnings of monasticism in the third century, and then focuses on everyday life in a monastery in the Middle Ages. Little-known facts, such as the various styles of tonsures for the different orders, the types of habits worn by the monks, and food, are included. The author also treats abuses and reforms. There are quotes from prominent medieval historians and from primary sources. Black-and-white reproductions and maps provide points of reference. Sidebars offer tidbits of interesting information about events, people, and monasteries. Little mention, however, is made of the women who sought the monastic life. This well-organized, slim volume provides many facts for reports.-Lana Miles, Duchesne Academy, Houston, TX (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.