Cluny

Cluny

In Search of God's Lost Empire

Book - 2006
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Baker & Taylor
A history of Europe's most powerful monastery looks at the role Cluny played in the First Crusade and the reconquest of Spain, its sponsorship of the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, and its feuds with other monasteries.

Perseus Publishing
A monastery like no other, this is Cluny’s story from humble beginnings in the early Middle Ages, through centuries of immense wealth and sacred glory, to its decline, destroyed by the French Revolution. Much of Cluny’s enduring legacy lies in great cultural innovations sponsored by the abbey.


Independent Publishing Group
One thousand years ago, the French abbey of Cluny was the hub of one of the most powerful empires of the Middle Ages and the spiritual heart of Europe. Cluny was a Benedictine monastery in Burgundy, its church a breathtaking structure of towers, roofs, walls, and windows almost 600 feet long and 100 feet high?a true wonder of the world. Reconstructing the lives, beliefs, and ambitions of Cluny's countless monks and legendary abbots, such as Hugh the Great and Peter the Venerable, this book discusses the abbey and its network of 1,500 dependent monasteries in the context of medieval European history. Exploring a monastery like no other, this historical account investigates Cluny's enduring legacy through the great cultural innovations that the abbey sponsored, from the famous medieval pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela to some of the most magnificent churches in all of France and England.


Baker
& Taylor

The first popular history of Europe's most powerful monastery. One thousand years ago, the French Benedictine abbey of Cluny was the spiritual heart of Europe, its church the largest and greatest ever built. Nearly 1,500 monastic houses were subject to Cluny's authority, and its abbots were confidants to emperors, popes, and kings. Cluny played an important part in the First Crusade and the reconquest of Spain, sponsored the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, and competed with Bernard of Clairvaux and the Cistercians.

Publisher: New York : BlueBridge, 2006
ISBN: 9781933346007
1933346000
Branch Call Number: 271.14 MUL
Characteristics: 245 p. : ill., map ; 23 cm

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