Documents of Practice Series

Documents of Practice Series

Documents of Practice Series

The series consists of volumes that contain translations of selected primary documents that illustrate various aspects of the life experience of medieval men and women. By making some of the matter of historical generalization available to students, the series will enliven efforts to understand what medieval people thought and felt as they moved through the major passages of their lives.


John Stone’s Chronicle: Christ Church Priory, Canterbury, 1417–1472

selected, translated, and introduced by Meriel Connor

It is the purpose of this small book to offer to the reader selections from Stone’s modest compilation of the internal life of his own monastic community—obituaries of monks, the celebration of the liturgy, even the weather—set against the wider events of the tumultuous fifteenth century in England.
Copyright 2010, pp. viii + 168

ISBN 978-1-58044-107-0 (paperback) $13.00
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Medieval Notaries and Their Acts: The 1327–1328 Register of Jean Holanie

introduced, edited, and translated by Kathryn L. Reyerson and Debra A. Salata

The book explores the beginnings of the continental European notarial tradition, acquainting readers with the format of notarial documents, the books containing notarial acts, and with the variety of notarial acts.
Copyright 2004, pp. x + 129

ISBN 1-58044-081-9 (paperback) $10.00
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Regular Life: Monastic, Canonical, and Mendicant Rules

Second Edition
selected and introduced by Daniel Marcel La Corte and Douglas J. McMillan

As the editors note in their introduction, “The purpose of this book is to introduce the reader to the Rules of life of the major religious orders within the monastic, canonical, and mendicant traditions.”
Copyright 2004, pp. xii + 165

ISBN 1-58044-079-7 (paperback) $8.00
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Women and Monasticism in Medieval Europe: Sisters and Patrons of the Cistercian Reform

selected, translated, and with an introduction by Constance H. Berman

A selection of documents, translated primarily from medieval Latin but occasionally from Old French, that show how religious women and their patrons managed resources to make monastic communities—particularly a variety of Cistercian communities—work.
Copyright 2002, pp. xii + 134

ISBN 1-58044-036-3 (paperback) $8.00
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Regular Life: Monastic, Canonical, and Mendicant Rules

selected and introduced by Douglas J. McMillan and Kathryn Smith Fladenmuller

The purpose of this book is to introduce the reader to the Rules of life of the major religious orders within the monastic, canonical, and mendicant traditions.
Copyright 1997, pp. xvi + 80

ISBN 1-879288-95-8 (paperback) $6.00
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A Slice of Life: Selected Documents of Medieval English Peasant Experience

edited, translated, and with an introduction by Edwin Brezette DeWindt

[T]hese are the only written materials that permit some measure of personalized contact with specific men and women from the past, so this gives them a special importance. Copyright 1996, pp. viii + 101

ISBN 1-879288-73-7 (paperback) $8.00
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Sources for the History of Medicine in Late Medieval England

selected, introduced, and translated by Carole Rawcliffe

The material contained [here] derives from a wide variety of printed and manuscript sources, chosen to give some idea of the rich diversity of evidence available to the historian of English medicine and its place in society during the fourteenth, fifteenth, and early sixteenth centuries.
Copyright 1995, pp. vi + 125

ISBN 1-879288-54-0 (paperback) $7.00
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Love and Marriage in Late Medieval London

selected, translated and introduced by Shannon McSheffrey

Depositions (or testimony) in marriage cases brought before fifteenth-century English church courts reveal the attitudes and feelings of medieval people towards the marital bond.
Copyright 1995, pp. viii + 89

ISBN 1-879288-53-2 (paperback) $6.00
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