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Great Monasteries of Europe

Author : Anon,Bernhard Schutz
Publisher : National Geographic Books
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 55,9 Mb
Release : 2004-10-05
Category : Art
ISBN : 9780789208293

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This remarkable book is a comprehensive examination of the art and architecture of European monasteries, from early Carolingian examples in the eighth century to a modern structure by Le Corbusier in 1960, featuring an authoritative text and more than five hundred stunning, full-color photographs. This unsurpassed survey offers a fresh chronicle of a largely overlooked subject and hundreds of marvelous images, many of them newly photographed, of more than 150 of the most interesting and best preserved monasteries in Spain, Portugal, France, Great Britain, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Poland, the Czech Republic, and Italy—all of which are accessible to visitors. Here are unique views of the art and architecture of such treasured places as Mont St. Michel, a wondrous Benedictine sanctuary off the coast of Brittany, and the fabled pilgrimage site in Assisi founded by St. Francis. In an insightful text the author describes the cultural heritage of each of the monasteries portrayed and provides an introduction to monasticism and to the various orders dating from the early Christian era to the present. In addition, the volume offers plans of the sites, a glossary, and a bibliography. Historians and collectors of great books of art history will be intrigued by this unsurpassed collection of photographs and fascinating account of the artistic glory of European monasteries.

Monasteries of Western Europe

Author : Wolfgang Braunfels
Publisher : Thames & Hudson
Page : 263 pages
File Size : 44,5 Mb
Release : 1993
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 0500272018

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Europe's Monastery and Convent Guesthouses

Author : Kevin J. Wright
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 260 pages
File Size : 47,7 Mb
Release : 2008
Category : Religion
ISBN : STANFORD:36105133187224

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Europe's Monastery and Convent Guesthouses by Kevin J. Wright Pdf

This guidebook features more than 450 places of spiritual retreat in 20 countries, and includes brief descriptions of each holy place, contact information, a listing of Websites, and more.

World's Apart

Author : Tudor Edwards
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 262 pages
File Size : 50,6 Mb
Release : 2013-10
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 1258974150

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World's Apart by Tudor Edwards Pdf

This is a new release of the original 1958 edition.

Prosperity and Plunder

Author : Derek Edward Dawson Beales
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Page : 436 pages
File Size : 50,7 Mb
Release : 2003-07-24
Category : Art
ISBN : 0521590906

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Prosperity and Plunder by Derek Edward Dawson Beales Pdf

In the Catholic countries of seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century Europe, communities of monks and nuns were growing in number and wealth. By 1750 there were at least 25,000 communities containing at least 350,000 inmates. They constructed vast buildings, dominated education, and played a large part in the practice and patronage of learning, music, and the arts. They also fulfilled an amazing variety of political, economic and social roles, notably in providing career opportunities for women. Yet many accounts of the period ignore them altogether. Prosperity and Plunder recovers this forgotten dimension of European history, assesses the importance of monasteries across Catholic Europe, and compares their position in different countries. It goes on to explain the almost complete destruction of the monasteries between 1750 and 1815 through reforming rulers, 'Enlightenment', and the French Revolution, and asks how much society gained and lost in the process.

Monasteries of Western Europe

Author : Wolfgang Braunfels
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 263 pages
File Size : 50,5 Mb
Release : 1980
Category : Church architecture
ISBN : 0691003130

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The Description for this book, Monasteries of Western Europe: The Architecture of the Orders, will be forthcoming.

Monastic Europe

Author : Edel Bhreathnach,Małgorzata Krasnodębska-D'Aughton,Keith Smith
Publisher : Brepols Publishers
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 52,5 Mb
Release : 2019
Category : Convents
ISBN : 250356979X

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Monastic Europe by Edel Bhreathnach,Małgorzata Krasnodębska-D'Aughton,Keith Smith Pdf

Monasticism became part of Europe from the early period of Christianity on the continent and developed into a powerful institution that had an effect on the greater church, on wider society, and on the landscape. Monastic communities were as diverse as the societies in which they lived, following a variety of rules, building monasteries influenced by common ideals and yet diverse in their regionalism, and contributing to the economic and spiritual well-being inside and outside their precincts. This interdisciplinary volume presents the diversity of medieval European monasticism with a particular emphasis on its impact on its immediate environs. Geographically it covers from the far west in Ireland, Scotland and Wales through Scandinavia, south to the Iberian Peninsula, and onto the continent to the east in Romania. Drawing on archaeological, art and architectural, textual and topographical evidence, the contributors explore how monastic communities were formed, how they created a landscape of monasticism, how they wove their identities with those around them, and how they interacted with all levels of society to leave a lasting imprint on European towns and rural landscapes.

The Cistercians

Author : Stephen Tobin
Publisher : Overlook Books
Page : 248 pages
File Size : 43,5 Mb
Release : 1996
Category : Architecture, Cistercian
ISBN : UCSD:31822021256516

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"Throughout Europe, some of the most arresting sites are Cistercian monasteries, where even the most jaded travelers are bewitched by their breathtaking beauty and simplicity. This stunningly photographed architectural study is the most complete visual record available. The feeling of serenity this architecture evokes pervades every cloister, refectory and chapter house with an almost magical sense of harmony." "Stephen Tobin gives a detailed and insightful account of the founding and development of the Cistercian Order, which swept across Europe in the twelfth century. His discussion of architectural practice and the precepts of design behind these enduring monasteries is invaluable; maps covering all of Europe, instructive tables and over too magnificent photographs detail all the male abbeys founded during the Middle Ages, highlighting their style and accessibility. An appendix provides useful information on those converted into hotels, guest houses or restaurants."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Monasteries and Monastic Orders

Author : Kristina Krüger
Publisher : H.F.Ullmann Publishing
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 41,7 Mb
Release : 2012
Category : Architecture, Medieval
ISBN : 3848000636

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Monasteries and Monastic Orders by Kristina Krüger Pdf

This volume explores the lives of monks, nuns and hermits, and the remarkable cultural accomplishments of the cloisters.

Cistercians: Monks and Monasteries of Europe

Author : Stephen Tobin
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 54,5 Mb
Release : 2002
Category : Electronic
ISBN : OCLC:809731780

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Medieval Monasticism

Author : C.H. Lawrence
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 345 pages
File Size : 46,9 Mb
Release : 2014-07-10
Category : History
ISBN : 9781317877318

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Hugh Lawrence's book ranges right across Europe and the Middle East as well as reconstructing the internal life, experience and aims of the medieval cloister, he also explores the many-sided relationships between the monasteries and the secular world from which they drew recruits. This Third Edition contains new thoughts and perspectives throughout.

The Medieval Monastery

Author : Roger Rosewell
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Page : 146 pages
File Size : 44,5 Mb
Release : 2012-11-20
Category : Religion
ISBN : 9780747812883

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An illustrated look at life in abbeys and priories, and within the monastic orders, in the middle ages. Monasteries are among the most intriguing and enduring symbols of Britain's medieval heritage. Simultaneously places of prayer and spirituality, power and charity, learning and invention, they survive today as haunting ruins, great houses and as some of our most important cathedrals and churches. This book examines the growth of monasticism and the different orders of monks; the architecture and administration of monasteries; the daily life of monks and nuns; the art of monasteries and their libraries; their role in caring for the poor and sick; their power and wealth; their decline and suppression; and their ruin and rescue. With beautiful photographs, it illustrates some of Britain's finest surviving monastic buildings such as the cloisters of Gloucester Cathedral and the awe-inspiring ruins of Rievaulx Abbey in North Yorkshire.

The Great Country Houses of Central Europe

Author : Michael Pratt
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 48,8 Mb
Release : 2005
Category : Architecture, Domestic
ISBN : 0789208482

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In the heart of Central Europe stand some of the most elegant and grandly conceived country houses ever constructed, from medieval fortresses and Renaissance-era estates to baroque villas and neoclassical palaces. Until the last decade these illustrious residences were inaccessible to the West. This landmark volume presents these rarely seen treasures of the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, and Poland, nations that shelter a superb selection of EuropeGÇÖs finest country houses, built over the centuries by some of the continentGÇÖs most distinguished families. Richly illustrated with specially commissioned photography, The Great Country Houses of Central Europe tells the stories of these magnificent buildings and the families that constructed them, immersing us in the vanished world of the regionGÇÖs aristocracy. Lord Michael Pratt sets his discussion of the houses and their patrons against the backdrop of Central European history. Beginning in the Middle Ages and continuing to the present day, this monumental study analyzes thirty of the regionGÇÖs most important estates and introduces dozens of others. Although the primary focus is on the houses and the families that built them, gardens, grounds, and interiors are also illustrated in detail, including examples of furniture, decorative arts, and paintings. Splendid and surprising, these remarkable structures and the magisterial book that celebrates them display Central Europe in its full glory.

How the Irish Saved Civilization

Author : Thomas Cahill
Publisher : Anchor
Page : 274 pages
File Size : 45,8 Mb
Release : 2010-04-28
Category : History
ISBN : 9780307755131

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A book in the best tradition of popular history—the untold story of Ireland's role in maintaining Western culture while the Dark Ages settled on Europe. • The perfect St. Patrick's Day gift! Every year millions of Americans celebrate St. Patrick's Day, but they may not be aware of how great an influence St. Patrick was on the subsequent history of civilization. Not only did he bring Christianity to Ireland, he instilled a sense of literacy and learning that would create the conditions that allowed Ireland to become "the isle of saints and scholars"—and thus preserve Western culture while Europe was being overrun by barbarians. In this entertaining and compelling narrative, Thomas Cahill tells the story of how Europe evolved from the classical age of Rome to the medieval era. Without Ireland, the transition could not have taken place. Not only did Irish monks and scribes maintain the very record of Western civilization -- copying manuscripts of Greek and Latin writers, both pagan and Christian, while libraries and learning on the continent were forever lost—they brought their uniquely Irish world-view to the task. As Cahill delightfully illustrates, so much of the liveliness we associate with medieval culture has its roots in Ireland. When the seeds of culture were replanted on the European continent, it was from Ireland that they were germinated. In the tradition of Barbara Tuchman's A Distant Mirror, How The Irish Saved Civilization reconstructs an era that few know about but which is central to understanding our past and our cultural heritage. But it conveys its knowledge with a winking wit that aptly captures the sensibility of the unsung Irish who relaunched civilization.

Worlds Apart

Author : Tudor Edwards
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 274 pages
File Size : 40,7 Mb
Release : 1958
Category : Monasteries
ISBN : STANFORD:36105041309902

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A British traveller in France, Italy, Spain and England describes the art, architecture and way of life.