A History of the British Medieval Friars

By Kenneth W. Rowlands
Dec. 1999
ISBN: 1-85776-399-8
392 p. illus.
$38.50 Cloth


The medieval friar, an innovation of the Christian church in the 13th Century, began a time of spiritual renewal in the flagging religious institutions across Europe with a compelling combination of administrative flair and missionary zeal. Kenneth Rowlands’ appealing history shows how men of religious conviction, intellectuals, good honest men, and even erratic and rather odd people became friars, sometimes giving up considerable wealth and social position to do so.

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