Rievaulx Abbey and its Social Context, 1132-1300: Memory, Locality, and Networks (review)

Rievaulx Abbey and its Social Context, 1132-1300: Memory, Locality, and Networks (review) was presented before James at court and Gurr suggests that it strongly supported the King's position by showing the results of disunity. While it seems to me Shakespeare's attitude is rather more ambiguous than he allows, Gurr's work is at its best when, as here, he uses the known facts to stimulate such fruitful speculation. His latest book, by adding many further details, makes a strong addition to his total picture of `Shakespearean' performance conditions. Derek Peat English Department The McDonald College for the Performing Arts Jamroziak, Emilia, Rievaulx Abbey and its Social Context, 1132-1300: Memory, Locality, and Networks (Medieval Church Studies 8), Turnhout, Brepols, 2005; hardback; pp. xii, 252; R.R.P. EU60; ISBN 2503521770. Emilia Jamroziak's book has a narrow focus. It looks at the relationships between the personnel of Rievaulx Abbey and other people and organizations, using as its principal source the manuscript of the Rievaulx Abbey cartulary (British Library, Cotton Julius D. i). Numerous additional primary and secondary sources are used, always in an auxiliary role, either to corroborate the information given in the cartulary, or to supply theories which are then tested against the cartulary. The documents in the cartulary record grants of land and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Parergon Australian & New Zealand Association of Medieval & Early Modern Studies, Inc. (ANAZAMEMS, Inc.)

Rievaulx Abbey and its Social Context, 1132-1300: Memory, Locality, and Networks (review)

Parergon, Volume 23 (2) – Jan 10, 2006

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was presented before James at court and Gurr suggests that it strongly supported the King's position by showing the results of disunity. While it seems to me Shakespeare's attitude is rather more ambiguous than he allows, Gurr's work is at its best when, as here, he uses the known facts to stimulate such fruitful speculation. His latest book, by adding many further details, makes a strong addition to his total picture of `Shakespearean' performance conditions. Derek Peat English Department The McDonald College for the Performing Arts Jamroziak, Emilia, Rievaulx Abbey and its Social Context, 1132-1300: Memory, Locality, and Networks (Medieval Church Studies 8), Turnhout, Brepols, 2005; hardback; pp. xii, 252; R.R.P. EU60; ISBN 2503521770. Emilia Jamroziak's book has a narrow focus. It looks at the relationships between the personnel of Rievaulx Abbey and other people and organizations, using as its principal source the manuscript of the Rievaulx Abbey cartulary (British Library, Cotton Julius D. i). Numerous additional primary and secondary sources are used, always in an auxiliary role, either to corroborate the information given in the cartulary, or to supply theories which are then tested against the cartulary. The documents in the cartulary record grants of land and

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