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A Short History of Monks and Monasteries

By Alfred Wesley Wishart

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The aim of this volume is to sketch the history of the monastic institution from its origin to its overthrow in the Reformation period, for although the institution is by no means now extinct, its power was practically broken in the sixteenth century, and no new orders of importance or new types have arisen since that time.

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James O. Hannay
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