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Great Monasteries of Europe
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Table of Contents from Great Monasteries of Europe Preface WESTERN MONASTICISM The Early Period Anchorites and Cenobites; Pachomius and Basil; Early Western Roman Monasteries; Augustine and Cassian; Benedict of Nursia and the Benedictine Rule; Cassiodorus; Irish, Scottish, and English Monasticism; Columban and Monasteries on the European Continent; The Missionaries of Germania and Boniface The Monastic System in the Carolingian Period Early Large Monasteries in France; Benedict of Aniane Carolingian Monastic Architecture; Monastery Donors and Proprietary Monasteries; Exemption and Immunity The Great Medieval Reform Movements and Their Architecture Cluny; Cluniac Influences;The Cistercians; The Hermetic Orders; The Carthusians; The Canonical Orders; The Religious Orders of Knights and the Hospital Orders; The Mendicant Orders Monasteries in the Modern Period Closure of the Monasteries and the Reformation; Counter-Reformation Orders; The Commendatory System; Monastery Castles; Enlightenment, Revolution, and Secularization; The Monastic System after 1850 IBERIAN PENINSULA Portugal: Alcobaca; Batalha; Toma; Belem Spain: TOLEDO: San Juan de los Reyes; VALLADOLID: Colegio de San Gregorio; El Escorial; Las Huelgas Reales; Cartuja de Miraflores; Poblet; Santes Creus; Santo Domingo de Silos; Ripoll; Santillana del Mar; San Miguel de Escalada; San Juan de la Pena; San Pere de Roda; FRANCE Saint-Michael-de Cuxa; Serrabonne; Saint-Martin du Canigou; Fontfroide; TOULOUSE: Saint-Sernin, Les Jacobins; Moissac; Valmagne; Lerins; Senanque; Le Thoronet; Silvacane; Paray--le--Monial; Conques; Vezelay; Tournus, Fontenay, Noirlac, Pontigny, Saint--Benoit--sue--Loire; Fontevrault; Saint-Savin; Royaumont; Ourscamp; Longpont; PARIS: Saint--Martin--des--Champs, Saint--Germain--des--Pres; Saint--Denis; REIMS: Saint--Remi; Jumieges; CAEN: Saint--Etienne, Sainte--Trinite; Mont--Saint--Michel; GREAT BRITAIN England: LONDON: Westminster Abbey; Romsey; Gloucester; Glastonbury; FOuntains; Rievaulx; Whitby; Furness Scotland: Dundrennan; Melrose; Jedburgh CENTRAL EUROPE (Former Holy Roman Empire) Poland (northern): Malbork; Pelplin Germany (northern): Doberan; Chorin; Jerichow; Konigslutter; MAGDEBURG: Liebfrauenkloster; Walkenried; Gernrode; Quedlinburg; Paulinzella; Alpirsbach; Corvey; HILDESHEIM: Sankt Michael; Loccum; Heisterbach, Altenburg; COLOGNE: Sankt Aposteln, Gross Sankt Martin, Sankt Maria in Kapitol; Maria Laach; Eberbach; Bebenhausen; Ebrach; Comburg; Ellwangen; Maulbronn; Blaubeuren; Salem; Reichenau Switzerland: Sankt Gallen; Einsiedeln; Mustair Germany (southern): Ettal; Weingarten; Ottobeuren; Zwiefalten; Neresheim; Weltenburg, Rohr; Metten Austria: Kremsmunster, Sankt Florian, Melk, Gottweig; Klosterneuberg; Lilienfield; Heiligenkreuz; Zwettl Czech Republic: PRAGUE: Brevnov (Breunau); Kladruby (Kladrau) Poland (southern): Krzeszow (Grussau); Legnickie Pole (Wahlstatt); Lubiaz (Leubus) ITALY Stuffarda; Vercelli; MILAN: San Ambrogio, Santa Maria delle Grazie, San Maurizio; Certosa di Pavia; Chiaravalle Milanese; Chiaravalle della Colomba; BRESCIA: San Salvatore-- Santa Giulia, Santa Maria in Solario; VERONA: San Zeno; VENICE: Santa Maria Gloriosa Dei Frari, Santi Giovanni e Paolo, San Giorgio Maggiore; Pomposa; ASSISI: San Francesco; FLORENCE: San Miniato, Santa Maria Novella, Santa Croce, San Lorenzo, San Marco; Monte Oliveto Maggiore; San Galgano; Fossanova, Casamari; ROME: Santa Cecilia, Santi Quattro Coronati, San Paolo fuori le mura; SUBIACO: San Benedetto, Santa Scholastica; San Angelo in Formis (Montecassino); NAPLES: Santa Chiara; PALERMO: San Giovanni degli Eremiti; Monreale APPENDIX Glossary Bibliography Ground Plans Index Illustration Credits

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Bernhard Schutz is a renowned scholar of medieval and Baroque architecture, a professor of architectural history at the University of Munich and the author of Great Cathedrals of Europe.

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"...[I]t's not the physical heft of the volume that packs the real punch here; it's the erudition and comprehensiveness of Schutz's text, combined with masterful documentary images from seven photographers...Great Monasteries of Europe is a scholarly work and it reads accordingly. But unlike monks, whose senses were to experience no pleasure but that which glorified God, the less tenacious readers among us can be shamelessly stimulated by the rich color plates that capture the magnificent and often moody spaces of another world." -- Shelter Interiors

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