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The Cluniac Processional of Solesmes: Bibliothèque de l'Abbaye, Réserve 28

Michel Huglo

in The Divine Office in the Latin Middle Ages: Methodology and Source Studies, Regional Developments, Hagiography

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195124538
eISBN:
9780199868421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195124538.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The processional is a portable book in small format containing the chants for processions, as well as processional chant for Sundays and feast days. It is not an official book but a practical book ... More


Monastic Growth and Change

Colin Morris

in The Papal Monarchy: The Western Church from 1050 to 1250

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269250
eISBN:
9780191600708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269250.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The century after 1050 has been called ‘the monastic crisis’, but a crisis, which lasts for a century appears to be a misnomer. It was a time of monastic growth and change: the number of monks ... More


French Origins and African Experiments

Sarah A. Curtis

in Civilizing Habits: Women Missionaries and the Revival of French Empire

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195394184
eISBN:
9780199866595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394184.003.0008
Subject:
History, World Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter traces the origins of the Soeurs de St‐Joseph de Cluny (SSJC), a religious order founded by Anne‐Marie Javouhey in 1808. Javouhey intended the order to serve the poor in France but ... More


Cluny and the Muslims of La Garde-Freinet: Hagiography and the Problem of Islam in Medieval Europe

Scott G. Bruce

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452994
eISBN:
9781501700927
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452994.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

In the summer of 972 a group of Muslim brigands based in the south of France abducted the abbot of Cluny as he and his entourage crossed the Alps. Ultimately, the abbot was set free and returned home ... More


Peter of Cluny on the “Diabolical Heresy of the Saracens”

John V. Tolan

in Sons of Ishmael: Muslims through European Eyes in the Middle Ages

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032221
eISBN:
9780813038964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032221.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter discusses the goal of Peter of Cluny in commissioning these translations and in writing two texts about the “law of Muhammad”. It reveals that Peter's goal was not the dispassionate ... More


Gregory VII and the Monastic Order

H. E. J. Cowdrey

in Pope Gregory VII, 1073–1085

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206460
eISBN:
9780191677144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206460.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, History of Religion

Pope Gregory VII's background as a monk by early training and lasting loyalty ensured that, throughout his pontificate, he would maintain close relations ... More


Brief History of Reading and its Abbey

Alan Coates

in English Medieval Books: The Reading Abbey Collections from Foundation to Dispersal

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207566
eISBN:
9780191677724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207566.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Reading, now the county town of Royal Berkshire, lies near the junctions of the River Kennet and the River Thames, forty-one miles west of London. In the Middle Ages, Reading’s geographical position ... More


News of a Kidnapping

Scott G. Bruce

in Cluny and the Muslims of La Garde-Freinet: Hagiography and the Problem of Islam in Medieval Europe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452994
eISBN:
9781501700927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452994.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter recreates the plight of the abbot of Cluny by interconnecting three distinct but related topics: the perils and promises of transalpine travel for merchants and pilgrims around the year ... More


Introduction: Hagiography and Religious Polemic in the Cluniac Tradition

Scott G. Bruce

in Cluny and the Muslims of La Garde-Freinet: Hagiography and the Problem of Islam in Medieval Europe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452994
eISBN:
9781501700927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452994.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This introductory chapter states the book’s aim, which is to study the role of hagiographical literature in the formulation of Peter the Venerable’s approach to Islam. In the twelfth century, the ... More


The ‘fetters of feudalism’

Kriston R. Rennie

in Freedom and protection: Monastic exemption in France, c. 590-c. 1100

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526127723
eISBN:
9781526138736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526127723.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The institutional practice of exemption did not operate outside existing ecclesiastical and political structures. It required the willing participation of lay and ecclesiastical magnates, whose ... More


Inauguration and Office in the Reign of Cunigunde, 1002–24

Simon MacLean

in Ottonian Queenship

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198800101
eISBN:
9780191839887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198800101.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Political History

This chapter deals with the reign of the last Ottonian queen, Cunigunde. The argument is that her role was based on those of Adelheid and Theophanu, but was not determined by them because she did not ... More


Memory, Gift, and Politics: Matilda of Tuscany and her Donations to St Peter

Régine Le Jan

in Italy and Early Medieval Europe: Papers for Chris Wickham

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198777601
eISBN:
9780191823152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198777601.003.0038
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Duchess Matilda of Tuscany is known as an Italian actress in the conflict between the Emperors and Popes during the Gregorian Reform. Since she was a cousin of the Emperor, she was also a ‘daughter ... More


The Foliate Frieze as Architectonic Framing Device

Mailan S. Doquang

in The Lithic Garden: Nature and the Transformation of the Medieval Church

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780190631796
eISBN:
9780190631826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190631796.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter addresses frame-field relations by presenting the foliate friezes articulating the churches of France as integral parts of the consecrated architectural envelope with ties to the ... More


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