In Search Of Cluny Hardback

God's Lost Empire

by Edwin Mullins;

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In Search Of Cluny

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This book tells the story of the abbey from its humble beginnings as a hunting-lodge given to a Benedictine monk by the local duke, through its centuries of glory, to its long decline until the French Revolutionary mob vandalized the buildings and it was auctioned to local entrepreneurs as a stone quarry. It also tells the story of the men involved in this vast enterprise, individuals of exceptional determination and single-mindedness, whose faith co-existed with extraordinary political acumen. Reconstructing the lives, beliefs and ambitions of Cluny's abbots, Edwin Mullins puts the abbey and its network of dependent monasteries at the centre of medieval European history. He examines its vital contribution to the Reconquest of Spain from the Saracens, its role in organizing the First Crusade to the Holy Land and its conciliatory part in the violent struggles between popes and the Holy Roman Emperor. He also considers Cluny's relationship to England and William the Conqueror following the Norman Conquest of 1066 and the bitter conflict with St. Bernard of Clairvaux and rival Cistercian monaster

In Search Of Cluny by Edwin Mullins was published by Signal Books Ltd in January 2006 and is our 63274th best seller. The ISBN for In Search Of Cluny is 9781904955047.

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Details for In Search Of Cluny

Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherSignal Books Ltd (January 2006)
Number of Pages256
Thickness225 mm
Height203 mm
Width133 mm
Product Code1016948
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