Merovingian, Carolingian and Cluniac Monasticism: Reform and Renewal in Burgundy

  title={Merovingian, Carolingian and Cluniac Monasticism: Reform and Renewal in Burgundy},
  author={C. Bouchard},
  journal={The Journal of Ecclesiastical History},
  pages={365 - 388}
  • C. Bouchard
  • Published 1 July 1990
  • History
  • The Journal of Ecclesiastical History
Monastic renewal of the eleventh century used to be treated by scholars as essentially Cluniac : Cluny, as the head of an order totalling hundreds of houses, spread its reform across Europe as the tide spreads across a beach. More recently, since Kassius Hallinger demonstrated the existence of multiple centres of reform in his classic study of Gorze, it has become common to draw distinctions between ‘Cluniac’ and ‘young’ (or ‘second-generation’) Cluniac influences, and Cluny's ‘order’ has been… 
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