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Cluny free pdf 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.

About Edwin Mullins

Edwin Mullins is an Oxford-educated writer, journalist, and filmmaker who has published numerous books on architecture and the visual arts, including "The Pilgrimage to Santiago "and "The Popes of Avignon."

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Author : Edwin Mullins
Publisher : BlueBridge
Data Published : 01 January 2008
ISBN : 1933346175
EAN : 9781933346175
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 245 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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