William Chester Jordan, "A Tale of Two Monasteries: Westminster and Saint-Denis in the Thirteenth Century" (Repost)
Publisher: Princeton University Press | ISBN: 0691139016 | edition 2009 | PDF | 266 pages | 2,24 mb
The book describes the pecuniary and juridical concerns of both monasteries to maintain their authority, their possessions, and their income. Their direct, exempt ties to Rome created some tensions with the local ordinaries. Vendome slammed the doors of St. Denis in the bishop's face when he came dressed in vestments indicating rank over the abbot's, while de Ware fought the Franciscan Archbishop of Canterbury, John Pecham, over who could arrest and charge whom on a Westminster holding.