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IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 505: Premonstratensians and Cistercians: Material and Local Culture

Tuesday 2 July 2019, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Ancient Abbeys of Brittany Project
Organiser:Claude Lucette Evans, Department of Language Studies, University of Toronto, Mississauga
Moderator/Chair:SĂ©bastien Barret, Institut de Recherche et d'Histoire des Textes (IRHT), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris
Paper 505-aIrish Premonstratensian Cloisters and Claustral Buildings: Communal Living and Material Culture
(Language: English)
Miriam Clyne, Monastic Ireland, Landscape & Settlement Project, Trinity College Dublin
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Architecture - Religious, Local History, Monasticism
Paper 505-bCherlieu and Acey: Cistercian Architecture in the Second Half of the 12th Century
(Language: English)
Alexandra Gajewski, Department of History of Art & Screen Media, Birkbeck, University of London
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Architecture - Religious, Daily Life, Ecclesiastical History
Paper 505-cPignorative Contracts and Investments at the Cistercian Abbey of Clairefontaine
(Language: English)
Kenneth Paul Evans, School of Administrative Studies, York University, Ontario
Index terms: Daily Life, Ecclesiastical History, Economics - General

Paper-a will discuss the material uncovered in the archaeological excavations at Holy Trinity Abbey on Lough Key, Ireland. It will assess the architecture and archaeology, illustrating the dependence of the white canons on local cultural traditions as well as the European character of the order. Paper-b will discuss the design of the churches of two Cistercian houses in Franche-Comté, Cherlieu and Acey. Because of its precedents, the question arises whether these churches should be considered as local, regional, or Cistercian. Paper-c will discuss the financial information revealed by the cartulary of the Belgian abbey of Clairefontaine where Cistercian nuns used loans through pignorative contracts and what amounted to investments through the purchase of rents to increase their wealth. An attempt will be made to evaluate the assets of the abbey in the second half of the 13th century.