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H 205 x W 290 mm

290 pages

313 figures (colour throughout)

Published Dec 2023

Archaeopress Archaeology

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Paperback: 9781803275710

Digital: 9781803275727

DOI 10.32028/9781803275710

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Keywords
Isle of Man; Manx; Cistercian Monastery; Excavations; Early Medieval Cemetery

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Rushen Abbey was a Cistercian monastery founded in 1134 and suppressed in 1540. It was the most important religious institution on the Isle of Man wielding significant secular power as well as ecclesiastical authority. This book aims to provide a synthesis of all the available evidence for Rushen Abbey under one cover.

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Contents

Chapter 1: Preface


Chapter 2: The history of Rushen Abbey and archaeological excavation


Chapter 3: Excavations from 1998 to 2008: the results


Chapter 4: The cemeteries


Chapter 5: Daily life at Rushen Abbey 1470 to 1540


Chapter 6: The monastic estates


Chapter 7: New insights into Manx Christianity, monasticism, material culture and history


Chapter 8: Future research


Appendix 1: The abbots of Rushen


Appendix 2: The coin evidence


Appendix 3: List of carbon dates


Appendix 4: List of MNH accession numbers for finds from Rushen Abbey


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About the Author

Peter Davey is an archaeologist with a special interest in the medieval and early modern periods in north-western Europe and a 40-year involvement with the Isle of Man. As Director of the multi-disciplinary Centre for Manx Studies between 1992 and 2007 he led the excavation team at Rushen Abbey from 1998 to his retirement. He obtained his PhD from the University of Liverpool in 1990.