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A Church without a Cross: Cistercian Abbey of Fontenay. ©Editions Gelbart 1981
A Church without a Cross: Cistercian Abbey of Fontenay

 
 
Language: English

This stark Burgundian monastery was founded by St Bernard in 1119. With its church, cloister, refectory, sleeping quarters, bakery and ironworks, it is an excellent illustration of the ideal of self-sufficiency as practised by the earliest communities of Cistercian monks.


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Place/region: Abbey of Fontenay, France, Europe
Series: NHK World Heritage 100
Type: Documentary
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Publisher: NHK; UNESCO TV
Sponsor: UNESCO WHC
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Rights: NHK; UNESCO TV
 

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