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Clark, James G.

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Works: 21 works in 109 publications in 1 language and 2,800 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Catalogs  Bibliography  Sources  Church history  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Collector, win
Classifications: BX2592, 271.104
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Most widely held works by James G Clark
The Benedictines in the Middle Ages by James G Clark( Book )

21 editions published between 1120 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The men and women that followed the sixth-century customs of Benedict of Nursia (c.480-c.547) formed the most enduring, influential, numerous and widespread religious order of the Latin middle ages. Their liturgical practice, and their acquired taste for learning, served as a model for the medieval church as a whole: while new orders arose, they took some of their customs, and their observant and spiritual outlook, from the Regula Benedicti. The Benedictines may also be counted among the founders of medieval Europe. In many regions of the continent they created, or consolidated, the first Chri
The Chronica maiora of Thomas Walsingham, 1376-1422 by Thomas Walsingham( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"First complete translation of detailed chronicle of medieval England, one of Shakespeare's most important sources"--Provided by publisher
The culture of medieval English monasticism by James G Clark( )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cultural remains of England's abbeys and priories have always attracted scholarly attention but too often they have been studied in isolation, appreciated only for their artistic, codicological or intellectual features and not for the insights they offer into the patterns of life and thought - the underlying norms, values and mentalite - of the communities of men and women which made them. Indeed, the distinguished monastic historian David Knowles doubted there would ever be sufficient evidence to recover 'the mentality of the ordinary cloister monk'. These twelve essays challenge this view. They exploit newly catalogued and newly discovered evidence - manuscript books, wall paintings, and even the traces of original monastic music - to recover the cultural dynamics of a cross-section of male and female communities. It is often claimed that over time the cultural traditions of the monasteries were suffocated by secular trends but here it is suggested that many houses remained a major cultural force even on the verge of the Reformation. The contributors include: David Bell, Roger Bowers, James Clark, Barrie Collett, Mary Erler, G.R. Evans, Miriam Gill, Joan Greatrex, Julian Haseldine, J.D. North, Alan Piper, and R.M. Thomson
A monastic renaissance at St. Albans : Thomas Walsingham and his circle, c. 1350-1440 by James G Clark( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Monastic Renaissance at St. Albans is a study of intellectual life at the Abbey of St. Albans - one of Britain's greatest Benedictine monasteries - during the lifetime of Thomas Walsingham (c. 1340-1422), one of the most prolific scholars of the later middle ages. It has always been assumed that the monasteries fell into decline long before the dissolution and that cultural and intellectual activities were largely abandoned as the monks surrendered themselves to high living and low morals. This study challenges this view. Drawing on a wide variety of manuscript sources, it shows that education, independent study, and even the co-ordinated copying of books continued to flourish at St. Albans (and its affiliate houses) for much of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. In fact the abbey emerged as one of the country's most influential centres of learning, a clearing-house for books and ideas in Ricardian and Lancastrian England."--BOOK JACKET
The religious orders in pre-Reformation England( Book )

11 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Challenging the view that England's monasteries and mendicant convents fell into a headlong decline long before Henry VIII set about destroying them at the Dissolution, these essays offer a reassessment of the religious orders on the eve of the Reformation
Ovid in the Middle Ages( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ovid is perhaps the most important surviving Latin poet and his work has influenced writers throughout Europe to the present day. This volume presents a groundbreaking series of essays on his reception across Europe in the Middle Ages. The collection includes contributions from distinguished Ovidians as well as leading specialists in medieval Latin and vernacular literature, clerical and extra-clerical culture and medieval art, and addresses questions of manuscript and textual transmission, translation, adaptation and imitation. It also explores the intersecting cultural contexts of the schools (monastic and secular), courts and the literate lay households. It elaborates the scale and scope of the enthusiasm for Ovid in medieval Europe, following readers of the canon from the Carolingian monasteries to the early schools of the Île de France and on into clerical and curial milieux in Italy, Spain, the British Isles and even the Byzantine Empire"--
The university and college libraries of Oxford( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the medieval era, the primary places for the circulation of both books and ideas were the universities of Europe - and among the foremost was the University of Oxford. Through complicated networks of acquisition and exchange, the colleges of Oxford bought, borrowed, copied, and inherited major collections of one-of-a-kind books and manuscripts for the use of their fellows
Ovid in the Middle Ages( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Medieval Europe was shaped not in separation from antiquity -- as the polemics of the Renaissance alleged -- but in the light of its enduring presence. The cultural, social, economic and political fabric of Christendom was woven with the patterns of the classical world. The people of the West acknowledged, or aspired to, the status of the Latins, they submitted to the authority of competing forms -- princely and pontifical -- of an ancient imperium and they set their confessional, cultural and political boundaries on the same eastern frontier as their Roman forebears. Perhaps above all they appropriated the discourse of the ancients and the textual culture(s), learned, literary, public and personal, that had sustained it for so long"--
Deeds of the abbots of St Albans = Gesta abbatum monasterii Sancti Alban by Thomas Walsingham( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Deeds of the abbots of St Albans is the longest continuous chronicle of a medieval monastery in England, following its fortunes from its first foundation in the wake of the first Viking raids to its status as a proud and prosperous pillar of the church establishment more than six centuries later. More than merely a common, conventual annal, the Deeds drew contributions from the most accomplished chroniclers of the St Albans school including Matthew Paris, Thomas Walsingham and perhaps William Rishanger. It is a history of one of the most important abbeys, under royal patronage and always at the apex of the church hierarchy; it also offers a glimpse of life inside the monastic community from the Conquest to within a century of the Dissolution. There are detailed descriptions of the building, and rebuilding, of the abbey church, and recounts the abbey's commitment to the making of books, from the first flowering of the scriptorium in the twelfth century - when a famous psalter was made for the anchorite Christina of Markyate - to its Indian summer in the years before 1400 under Thomas Walsingham himself. There are rare snapshots of the daily routine of the monks, their liturgical observances, their interactions with their staff, tenants, townspeople and guests. And it captures the colour and character of the celebrated figures seen at the abbey, from King John to Edward the Black Prince
Corpus of British medieval library catalogues( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Corpus of British medieval library catalogues( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The university and college libraries of Oxford( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The university and college libraries of Oxford( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intellectual life at the abbey of St Albans and the nature of monastic learning in England c.1350 - c.1440 by James G Clark( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religious Orders in Pre-Reformation England, The. Studies in the History of Medieval Religion, Volume 18( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It continues to be assumed in some quarters that England's monasteries and mendicant convents fell into a headlong decline - pursuing high living and low morals - long before Henry VIII set out to destroy them at the Dissolution. The essays in this book add to the growing body of scholarly enquiry which challenges this view. Drawing on some of the most recent research by British and American scholars, they offer a wide-ranging reassessment of the religious orders on the eve of the Reformation. They consider not only the condition of their communities and the character of life within them, but also their wider contribution - spiritual, intellectual and economic - to English society at large. What emerges is the impression that the years leading up to the Dissolution were neither as dark nor as difficult for the regular religious as many earlier histories have led us to believe. It was a period of institutional and religious reform, and, for the Benedictines at least, a period of marked intellectual revival. Many religious houses also continued to enjoy close relations with the lay communities living beyond their precinct walls.; While their role in the devotions of many ordinary lay folk may have diminished, they still had a significant part to play in the local economy, in education and in a wide range of social and cultural activities. Contributors: JEREMY CATTO, JAMES G. CLARK, GLYN COPPACK, CLAIRE CROSS, PETER CUNICH, VINCENT GILLESPIE, JOAN GREATEX, BARBARA HARVEY, F. DONALD LOGAN, MARILYN OLIVA, MICHAEL ROBSON, R.N. SWANSON, BENJAMIN THOMPSON
JOHN OF WHEATHAMPSTEAD : renaissance abbot by James G Clark( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction, University Library to Lincoln College( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Magdalen College to University College, donors and former owners, indexes( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Chronica Maiora of Thomas Walsingham (1376-1422) by James G Clark( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winner of a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title Award<BR><BR> Translated by David Preest with introduction and notes by James G. Clark<BR> Thomas Walsingham's <I>Chronica maiora</I> is one of the most comprehensive and colourful chronicles to survive from medieval England. Walsingham was a monk at St Albans Abbey, a royal monastery and the premier repository of public records, and therefore well placed to observe the political machinations of this period at close hand. Moreover, he knew the monarchs and many of the nobles personally and is able to offer insights into their actions unmatched by any other authority. It is this chronicle, transmitted through popular Tudor histories, that informed some of the central dramas of Shakespeare's History cycle.<BR> Covering almost fifty years, the narrative provides the most authoritative account of one of the most turbulent periods in English history, from the last years of Edward III [1376-77] to the premature death of Henry V [1422]. Walsingham describes the many dramas of this period in vivid detail, including the Peasants' Revolt [1381], the deposition and murder of Richard II [1399-1400], The Welsh revolt of Owain Glyn Dwr [1403]and Henry V's victory at Agincourt [1415]; they are brought to life here in this new translation
[Rezension von:] Westbury-on-Trym : monastery, minster and college by James G Clark( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The Benedictines in the Middle Ages
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The Chronica maiora of Thomas Walsingham, 1376-1422The culture of medieval English monasticismA monastic renaissance at St. Albans : Thomas Walsingham and his circle, c. 1350-1440The religious orders in pre-Reformation EnglandOvid in the Middle AgesOvid in the Middle Ages
Alternative Names
Clark, J. G.

Clark, James

Clark, James G. 1970-

Clark, James G. (James Gordon), 1970-

Clark, James Gordon 1970-

Languages
English (107)