After Cluny, Cîteaux. We drove over to the heart of Burgundy. All the glory and lifestyle of Cluny and its dependencies displease the purest. Robert also founded with a few monks what would be the Cîteaux Abbey. Bernard who gave his name to the order Bernardine comes into this place in 1110 to live in the most rigorous manner by respecting the rule of St. Benedict: work and prayer. Work there because the abbey is lost in the forest in the middle of a swamp (cistelle means reed in Latin>cistercian). But it works, because many young nobles become rich Cistercian monks and bottom legacies. Bernard creates abbeys "subsidiary" Cîteaux throughout France and Europe (and now the world) very quickly. Bernard was able to rely on political power for expansion. It's sort of a precursor of globalization, but at the time point of franchises and ownership structures.
The visit Cîteaux disappoint those who saw Cluny have said he did not much left. Because the walls of the 12th century, there has even less to do. As in Cluny, the appeal to the imagination is essential. As Cluny, Cîteaux served in career after the revolution. But Cistercian monks returned and used to cross the fence to visitors. At the beginning of the tour everyone is invited to meditate on the text provided.
Part of the monastery has been preserved and restored and the library (whose manuscripts are in Dijon). The visit will highlight the work of the monks copy exercised before the invention of printing.
A noter que les enluminures évoluèrent dans le temps et qu’elles devinrent plus austères pour revenir à l’essentiel.
A reproduction of a "comic strip" of the 12th century reminds us a little Bayeux. But all the techniques of layout is already there in this evocation of the life of David
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