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The Cistercian evolution : the invention of a religious order in twelfth-century Europe

Author: Constance H Berman
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010, ©2000.
Series: Middle Ages series.
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According to the received history, the Cistercian order was founded in Cîteaux, France, in 1098 by a group of Benedictine monks who wished for a stricter community. They sought a monastic life that called for extreme asceticism, rejection of feudal revenues, and manual labor for monks. Their third leader, Stephen Harding, issued a constitution, the Carta Caritatis, that called for the uniformity of custom in all  Read more...
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Berman, Constance H.
Cistercian evolution.
Philadelphia : University Of Pennsylvania Press, ©2010
(OCoLC)502097600
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Constance H Berman
ISBN: 9780812200799 0812221028 9780812221022 0812200799
OCLC Number: 802059453
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 382 pages :) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Frontmatter --
Contents --
List of Tables and Illustrations --
Preface --
1. Twelfth-Century Narratives and Cistercian Mythology --
2. Charters, "Primitive Documents," and Papal Confirmations --
3. From Cîteaux to the Invention of a Cistercian Order --
4. Charters, Patrons, and Communities --
5. Rewriting the History of Cistercians and Twelfth-Century Religious Reform --
Appendix One: Chronological Summary --
Appendix Two: "Primitive Documents" Manuscripts: Relevant Contents --
Appendix Three: Southern-French Cistercian Abbeys by Province and Diocese --
Appendix Four: Calixtus II Documents from 1119 and 1120 --
Appendix Five: Restored 1170 Letter from Alexander III --
List of Abbreviations --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index
Series Title: Middle Ages series.
Responsibility: Constance Hoffman Berman.
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