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The Compoti Of The Bursars Of Whalley Abbey, Lancashire, 1508-1536, James A. Brundage Jan 1955

The Compoti Of The Bursars Of Whalley Abbey, Lancashire, 1508-1536, James A. Brundage

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The purpose of this study is to investigate the condition of early sixteenth-oentury monasticism in England as it appears from the evidence in the financial accounts of the bursars of Whalley Abbey. The Whalley Abbey compoti provide a particularly fruitful field of study since a rather considerable body of documents from this Cistercian monastery have been preserved and a large number of these documents have already been published.