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Cluny by Edwin Mullins
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Dec 18, 2010

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bookshelves: history, 2011

A good, brief introduction to Cluniac monasticism. Cluny was the biggest, richest, and most powerful religious centre of the 11th and 12th centuries; its abbey church was enormous and extremely influential. As religious priorities changed, Cluny declined in importance and the buildings were finally almost entirely destroyed during the French Revolution and the following decades. I enjoyed the book but longed for pictures of the architecture and manuscripts Mullins discusses.
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December 18, 2010 – Started Reading
December 18, 2010 – Shelved
December 18, 2010 – Shelved as: history
January 2, 2011 – Finished Reading
January 16, 2011 – Shelved as: 2011

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Mandy Glad I read your review.....I will make good use of google images to get a better visual!Thank you.

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