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Title :

The abbey church at Fontevraud in the later twelfth century : anxiety, authority and architecture in the female spiritual life

Author :
SIMMONS, Loraine N. ;
Publication year :
1992
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Describes the architecture of the 12th c. church of the Grand Moutier at the royal abbey of Fontevraud; the order was founded in 1101 by Robert d'Arbrissel as a dual-gender community in which the women were enclosed contemplatives while the men were priests, administrators and laborers under the direction of the abbess. Discusses how Robert's statutes regarding the proximity of men and women are reflected in the architecture and the use of the abbey church: at one point the choir in the chevet was assigned to the monk-priests and the nave to the nuns, and a barrier separated the two spaces. ;
Pagination/Size :
8 ill.; 2 plans ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Architecture ; Eglise ; Fontevrault-l'Abbaye (FRA), abbaye bénédictine, Grand-Moûtier, Notre ; France ; Moniales ; Robert d'Arbrissel, bienheureux, v.1055-1117 ; Sexe (catégorie) ; 1100-1200 ;
Descriptors :
Architecture ; Churches ; Fontevrault-l'Abbaye (FRA), Benedictine abbey, Grand-Moûtier, Notre-D ; France ; Gender (sex) ; Nuns ; Robert of Arbrissel, Bd., ca.1055-1117 ; 1100-1200 ;
Document type :
Article ;
Source :
Gesta (Fort Tryon Park, N.Y.), 1992, 31, 2
INIST identifier :
25129572 ;
ISSN :
ISSN 0016-920X ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
International Center of Medieval Art, Fort Tryon Park, NY
Publisher country :
UNITED STATES ;