Medieval Metallurgy: The Monastic Influence

Fleming, Stuart
September 1986
Archaeology;Sep/Oct86, Vol. 39 Issue 5, p74
Discusses the monastic influence on European metallurgy in early Medieval times. Emergence of the Cistercian order; Rigid rules for monastic life established by St. Benedict; Cistercians' use of conversi; Iron industry during the early 16th century; Loss of a primary patron of innovation in iron-making after the dissolution of the monasteries; Monks' transition to secular life.


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