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Hermits and Recluses in English Society, 950-1200 Paperback – 1 May 2013

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  • Paperback: 252 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, Usa (1 May 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199674094
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199674091
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 1.8 x 15.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 325,190 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Licence's approach ... is an original and valuable one ... This book will be essential to anyone who is seriously interested in European society in the central Middle Ages. (Bernard Hamilton, Times Literary Supplement)

As compelling as it is convincing (Helen Castor, Times Higher Education)

Exemplary study...a penetrating examination of the lives of hermits and recluses...excellent (Alan Murdie, Fortean Times)

a seminal study of lasting value (Benedicta Ward, The Journal of Ecclesiastical History)

a carefully researched book, full of judicious insight. It should become essential reading for anyone interested in the religious aspirations of twelfth-century England (Henrietta Leyser, The Medieval Review)

clear, insightful, and elegant (Andrew Jotischky, The Historian)

About the Author

Tom Licence took his degrees at Magdalene College, Cambridge, before remaining there as a Research Fellow. He is now a lecturer in medieval history at the University of East Anglia, specializing in Ecclesiastical History.

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