The cartulary of Byland Abbey /

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Imprint:Woodbridge, Suffolk ; Rochester, NY : Surtees Society : Boydell Press, 2004.
Description:lxxxiii, 492 p. : maps ; 23 cm.
Series:The publications of the Surtees Society, 0307-5362 ; v. 208
Publications of the Surtees Society ; v. 208.
Format: Print Book
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Other authors / contributors:Burton, Janet E.
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (p. [415]-424) and indexes.
Summary:Cartulary of prosperous community of Byland, with lands in the North Riding of Yorkshire, Westmorland, and the south of Yorkshire and early interest in iron mining.The Cistercian community that finally settled at New Byland in Yorkshire had a turbulent start, fighting and feuding with neighbours, but after 1177 a more settled period followed, and Byland grew to enjoy considerable prosperitythrough the lands it acquired in the North Riding of Yorkshire, Westmorland, and in the south of Yorkshire where, with Rievaulx Abbey, Byland was instrumental in the development of iron mining. In the early years of the fifteenthcentury the monks of Byland compiled a cartulary, containing copies of their muniments. The current volume contains a full English calendar of the cartulary, with detailed notes on the documents. The cartulary copies are discussedin relation to the considerable number of original charters surviving from Byland, and antiquarian collections that contain copies of Byland documents no longer extant. The Introduction provides a detailed study of Byland's estates and economic activity, as well as its patrons and benefactors. JANET BURTON is Reader in Medieval History, University of Wales Lampeter.
Physical Description:lxxxiii, 492 p. : maps ; 23 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (p. [415]-424) and indexes.