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Introduction and Context

Miranda Threlfall-Holmes

in Monks and Markets: Durham Cathedral Priory 1460-1520

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253814
eISBN:
9780191719813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253814.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This introductory chapter begins by surveying received wisdom on medieval trade and the medieval economy, pointing out that little is known about the purchasing behaviour and motivations of medieval ... More


The Monastic Diet

Miranda Threlfall-Holmes

in Monks and Markets: Durham Cathedral Priory 1460-1520

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253814
eISBN:
9780191719813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253814.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Food was the largest single category of expenditure for Durham Cathedral Priory. This chapter analyses what was purchased under this heading. There are sections on the provisioning infrastructure of ... More


Tenurial Purchasing

Miranda Threlfall-Holmes

in Monks and Markets: Durham Cathedral Priory 1460-1520

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253814
eISBN:
9780191719813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253814.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Two main patterns of purchasing emerge from this analysis of the priory's accounts, the ‘tenurial’ and ‘market’ methods. This chapter addresses the first of these — the purchasing of goods via Durham ... More


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