Hroonicle of the Abbey of Bury St Edunds
Chronicle of the Abbey of Bury St Edmunds by Jocelin of Brakelond
Analyze and evaluate the ideal of monastic retreat in comparison to the reality lived by the Abbey of Bury St Edmunds.
(Helpful questions to consider: How are these men removed from the outside secular world? What spiritual duties did the Abbey have? How are they connected to the outside secular world? What secular duties did the Abbey/Abbot have? (think jurisdictional, feudal, political, economic, etc.)