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Aelred the Peacemaker: the public life of a Cistercian abbot

Aelred the Peacemaker: the public life of a Cistercian abbot
Aelred of Rivaulx travelled extensively throughout the Anglo-Norman realm in addition to being a prolific spiritual writer and the abbot of the premier Cistercian monastery in northern England. He was also a mediator, problem solver and adviser to kings. This book focuses on his public career.
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ISBN/EAN: 9780879072513
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Publisher: Liturgical Press
Author: Jean Truax
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Aelred of Rievaulx somehow found the time and the stamina to travel extensively throughout the Anglo-Norman realm, acting as a mediator, a problem solver, and an adviser to kings during his. His career spanned the troubled years of the civil war between King Stephen and the Empress Matilda and reached its zenith during the early years of the reign of Henry II. In this work. In this book, Jean Truax focuses on his public career, placing him in his historical context, deepening the reader's understanding of his work, and casting additional light on his underappreciated role as politician, mediator, and negotiator outside his abbey's walls.
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