The Visitation of Hereford Diocese in 1397 [Hardback]

Ian Forrest(Editor); Christopher Whittick(Editor); Ian Forrest(Author)

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ISBN: 9780907239840 | Published by: Canterbury & York Society | Series: Canterbury & York Society | Volume: 111 | Year of Publication: 2022 | 318p, H9.25 x W6.25, 1 line illus.
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The Visitation of Hereford Diocese in 1397

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In 1397 the bishop of Hereford toured his diocese asking questions about its churches and people. The answers he received were written into a slim paper book, which survives in the cathedral archives today. This important medieval document offers unparalleled insight into social life, sexual behaviour, religious belief and practice, and gender relations during a period of religious and political turmoil, revealing how the clergy were disciplined, how English- and Welsh-speakers interacted, and how the congregation experienced worship. It is also a major early source for Welsh naming practices, and a treasure trove of information about local churches and parishes before the Reformation.
This volume provides a complete scholarly edition, accompanied by a full facing-page translation, introduction and notes; it will be invaluable for experienced researchers and students alike.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Editorial Method
Text and translation
Index of place names
Index of personal name
Index of subjects

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