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The Text and the World: The Henryków Book, Its Authors, and their Region, 1160–1310

Piotr Górecki


The book is a study of an exceptionally interesting primary source, and of the local and regional world which that source reflected and helped shape. The source is a history of the Cistercian monastery in Henryków, about forty kilometers to the south of Wrocław, in the duchy of Silesia, produced in the monastery in two sections—one completed soon after 1268, the other soon after 1310—and redacted into a single codex in the second or third decade of the fourteenth century. The earlier part of the Book is the work of Peter, the third abbot of the monastery, while the continuation was written by ... More

Keywords: Poland, Silesia, Wrocław, Henryków, Henryków Book, Cistercian monasteries

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199688791
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688791.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Piotr Górecki, author
Professor of History, University of California, Riverside