Cistercian Abbeys: History and Architecture


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CODICE: ISBN 3895088943 EAN 9783895088940
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Cistercian Abbeys: History and Architecture

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ISBN 3895088943
EAN 9783895088940

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1998

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400 pages
585 color ills.
Hardcover with jacket
cm 27,6 x 31,8 x 3,2
gr 2930

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Nine centuries ago, at a time when Benedictines from the Order of Cluny glorified God in splendid divinee offices and magnificent churches an unknown monk called Roben de Molesme suggested that they revert to the strict rule of Benoit de Nurcie: in prayer, seclusion and a life of manual labor. The "New Monastery", Cîteaux thus became a model for a сohort of "Cistercians", choir monks аnd lay brothers from some seven hundred abbeys across Europe, not to mention the nunneries linked to them.
Thanks to Bernard de Clairvaux, the most famous of the "White Monks", the new Order soon evolved into the leading conscience of Christendom by both controlling political power and by rallying the entire feudal system in pursuit of the greatest glory of God.
Once stripped of all ornament, the architecture of the Cistercian abbeys imposed a new aesthetic standard both on Romanesque art, which was perfected by the master craftsmen of the Order, and on early Gothic art, which they helped to develop throughout Europe. The Cistercian agricultural and industrial estates likewise made a highly effective contribution to the technological revolution of the 12th and 13th centuries.
Jean-François Leroux-Dhuys and Henry Gaud focus on this episode of the history of the Cistercians in relation to their architectural legacy. But their analysis, unlike many existing works in this field, is not confined to the medieval period. The fascinating history of the cistеrcian Order continues to this day and has played an essential role in the evolution of both the Catholic Church and the political structure of European states.
The "White Monks" demonstrated exemplary skills in building and adopting the various styles of their day, in particular elements of baroque architecture, which inspired some as yet little known masterpieces presented here in this volume.
The vestiges or ruins of Cistercian abbeys continue to attract crowds of visitors even today. This book offers insight into the contemporary heritage of the Cistercian Order.

Contents:
Part one NINE CENTURIES AGO
ORIGINS AND FOUNDATION
13 Chapter I: The Origins of Christianity
17 Chapter II: Christianity in the Late Eleventh Century
23 Chapter III: From Molesme to Cîteaux
PURITY AND POWER
33 Chapter IV: Bernard of Clairvaux
37 Chapter V: Monastic Architecture According to Bernard of Clairvaux
85 Chapter VI: Romanesque Architecture in the Early Cistercian Period
THE POWER AND THE GLORY
95 Chapter VII: Cistercian Europe
99 Chapter VIII: Political and Religious Glory
101 Chapter IX: Economic Power
113 Chapter X: The Essence of Architecture
CENTURIES OF TRIAL
123 Chapter XI: The Trials of the Later Middle Ages
125 Chapter XII : The Breaking Up of The Order
127 Chapter XIII: Swansong
135 Chapter XIV: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
Part two THE CISTERCIAN WORLD IN EUROPE
140 Acey, France
142 Alcobaça, Portugal
150 Bebenhausen, Germany
154 Bective, Republic of Ireland
156 Boyle, Republic of Ireland
158 Buildwas, England
160 Byland, England
162 Casamari, Italy
166 Chiaravalle della Colomba, Italy
170 Chiaravalle Milanese, Italy
172 Cîteaux, France
174 Clairvaux, France
178 Dunbrody, Republic of Ireland
180 Dundrennan, Scotland
182 Flaran, France
188 Fontenay, France
196 Fontfroide, France
204 Fontmorigny, France
208 Fossanova, Italy
212 Fountains, England
218 Furness, England
222 Heiligenkreuz, Austria
228 Holy Cross, Republic of Ireland
232 Hore, Republic of Ireland
234 Jerpoint, Republic of Ireland
238 Léoncel, France
242 Lérins, France
246 Loc Dieu, France
250 Margam, Wales
252 Maulbronn, Germany
256 Mellifont, Republic of Ireland
260 Melrose, Scotland
264 Morimondo, Italy
266 Noirlac, France
274 Obazine, France
278 Orval, Belgium
282 Osek, Czech Republic
286 Otterberg, Germany
290 Poblet, Spain
296 Pontigny, France
302 Portalegre, Portugal
306 Rievaulx, England
310 Royaumont, France
316 Salem, Germany
320 San Galgano, Italy
324 Santes Creus, Spain
332 Sedlec, Czech Republic
334 Sénanque, France
340 Silvacane, France
346 Silvanès, France
350 Staffarda, Italy
352 Sweetheart, Scotland
354 Le Thoronet, France
362 Tintern, Wales
364 Tintern Minor, Republic of Ireland
366 Tisnov (Porta Coeli), Czech Republic
370 Valcroissant, France
372 Valle Crucis, Wales
374 Valmagne, France
378 Veruela, Spain
380 Villers-la-Ville, Belgium
384 Vyssi Brod, Czech Republic
388 Zdár, Czech Republic
390 Zlata Koruna, Czech RePublic
392 Zwettl, Austria
396 Notes
397 Index of Names and Places
399 Acknowledgments


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