On the Origins of the Medieval Cloister

  title={On the Origins of the Medieval Cloister},
  author={Walter William Horn},
  pages={13 - 52}
  • W. Horn
  • Published 1 January 1973
  • History
  • Gesta
In its fully developed form the medieval cloister (claustrum or claustra) consists of a large square yard entirely surrounded by galleried porches and usually attached to the southern flank of the church. The three outward-projecting sides of the yard are enclosed by three ranges of large, often doublestoried buildings forming a continuous and solid architectural barrier around it that effectively separates the world of the monks from that of the serfs and workmen, whose lives and work went… 

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Quia igitur omnis plebs fidelium sanctissimam atque inseparabilem TRINITATEM confiteri, venerari et mente colere firmiterque credere debet, secundum hujus fidei rationem