The Monastery of St Benedict, Polirone, and its Cluniac Associations

  • Hansmartin Schwarzmaier
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Abstract

In a survey which he produced more than ten years ago concerning recent works on research into Cluny and Cluniac monks, Professor G. Tellenbach came to the conclusion that we were still a long way from any positive knowledge of Cluny and its influence. At the same time he suggested methods of research into areas which still remained to be explored.2 Several of these have, in the meantime, been followed up, not least by Tellenbach himself.3 As a result, it has been realised that a clearer understanding of the nature of Cluny is made possible by research into the history of individuals as shown in the contents of Books of Life, calendars and necrologies.4 Fundamental to this were W. Jorden’s views on the extreme importance which Cluny attached to the commemoration of the dead.5 Necrologies could thus be classified as characteristic liturgical books for Cluniac monasteries. This will necessarily lead to a certain amount of investigation modifying the results already obtained.

Keywords

Assure Hunt Burial Lost Como 

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