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Author Cline, Ruth Harwood, author

Title The congregation of Tiron : monastic contributions to trade and communication in twelfth-century France and Britain / by Ruth Harwood Cline
Published Amsterdam : Arc Humanities Press, 2019


Description 1 online resource (234 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Spirituality and monasticism, east and west series
Spirituality and monasticism, east and west series
Contents The appearance of Tiron within church reform and monastic reform from the eleventh century -- The Tironensian identity -- Bernard of Abbeville and Tiron's foundation -- William of Poitiers and his successors -- Expansion in France -- Expansion in the British Isles -- The later history
Summary Tiron was a reformed Benedictine congregation founded ca. 1109 by Bernard of Abbeville. Though little known to medieval and religious historians, this in-depth study shows how it expanded from obscurity in the forests of the Perche to become an international congregation with headquarters in Chartres and Paris and abbeys and priories in France and the British Isles. The congregation become noted for building, crafts, education, and horse-breeding. Tiron preceded the Cistercians in Britain and traded in rising towns, and by 1147 it had a centrally-controlled network of riverine and coastal properties connecting its production hubs with towns and ports
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Tironensians.
SUBJECT Tironensians fast
Subject Monks -- France -- Thiron-Gardais
RELIGION -- Monasticism.
France -- Thiron-Gardais
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781641893596