Monasteries of Western Europe the architecture of the orders by Wolfgang Braunfels

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Published by Princeton University Press in Princeton, N.J .

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StatementWolfgang Braunfels.
LC ClassificationsNA4850 .B713 1973
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Pagination263 p. :
Number of Pages263
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Open LibraryOL20651775M
ISBN 100691003130, 0691038961

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Monasteries of Western Europe Contents Forward Planning and the rules the beginning as The St. gall utopia Cluny The Cistercian monasteries The Charterhouse The mendicant orders The English cathedral monasteries monastic republics, cities, and citadels princely abbeys of the Baroque secularization and fresh beginnings selections from Cited by:   Monasteries of Western Europe.

The architecture of the orders. Translated by Alastair Laing. Princeton: Princeton University Press,pp. Braunfels studied in Bonn in the s with Paul Clemen and Ernst Robert Curtius. Known for exhaustive historical research on European cities and for his volumes on monasteries/5(4).

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After tracing the beginning of monasticism in the west, this book details the tradition of building for religious orders from St Gall to Le Corbusier's La Tourette.

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Saint Benedict, founder of the Benedictine monastery at Monte Cassino and father of Western monasticism; the rule that he established became the norm for monastic living throughout Europe.

In Pope Paul VI proclaimed him the patron saint of all Europe. Learn more about Saint Benedict in this article. Feudalism developed in Western Europe at around C.E. from the remnants of the Western Roman Empire. As a result of central authority being unable to perform its functions and prevent the rise of local powers, this decentralized organization formed.

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Great Monasteries of Europe Preface Monasteries are places for monastic life, havens for the renunciation of the world, for prayer and the eternal praise of God, for silence, asceticism, and obedience.

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The Book of Common Prayer derives its Daily office from this monastic cycle of prayer. the Benedictines had spread from their Italian homeland across all of Western Europe, and though they were at times seen as corrupt and in need of reform (such instances led to the formation of new orders such as the Trappists and Cistercians), they.

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However there gradually came a movement within western Europe that led to a more communal way of life for those who took vows to be monks. The still sizeable Byzantine Empire survived and remained a major power.

The empire’s law code, the Code of Justinian, was widely admired. In the West, most kingdoms incorporated extant Roman institutions, while monasteries were founded as Christianity expanded in western Europe.

By the establishment of Western monasticism by St. Benedict of Nursia at Montecassino Italy (some fifty miles south of Rome) in AD. Benedict’s immediate intention was not to do great deeds for European civilization but that was the result.

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