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Cistercian Abbeys of Britain

Robinson, David; Editor

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ISBN 10: 0879077794 / ISBN 13: 9780879077792
Published by Cistercian Publications, Kalamazoo, MI, 1998
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Title: Cistercian Abbeys of Britain

Publisher: Cistercian Publications, Kalamazoo, MI

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

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The cistercian architectural legacy provides the most tangible evidence of an extraordinary and intensely personal form of monasticism that embraced all Europe. Inspired by the founding fathers, men and women sought a life of silence and contemplation 'far from the concourse of men'. To celebrate the 900th anniversary of the birth of the 'White Monks' at Cīteaux in Burgundy in 1098, this collaborative volume provides a comprehensive introduction to all of the cistercian abbeys held by Cadw: Welsh Historic Monuments, the English Heritage Society, and Historic Scotland. The book reflects the rich architectural legacy left in the British Isles by the most successful of all the medieval monastic orders.

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Dr David Robinson has published extensively on aspects of the monastic history and architecture of medieval England and Wales, and is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London. Dr Janet Burton is a Lecturer in the Department of History at the University of Wales, Lampeter. Dr Nicola Coldstream is a leading authority on English medieval architecture and is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London. Dr Glyn Coppack is a Principal Inspector of Ancient Monuments with English Heritage, and Dr Richard Fawcett is a Principal Inspector of Ancient Monuments with Historic Scotland.

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