Cloisters of Saint John Lateran, Rome. Source:

Monday, 8 August 2016

Cluny Abbey.

Reconstructed image of Cluny Abbey III. 
English: Source: This image is taken from Georg Dehio/Gustav von Bezold: Kirchliche Baukunst des Abendlandes. Stuttgart: Verlag der Cotta'schen Buchhandlung 1887-1901, Plate No. 212. 
Due to its age, it is to be used with care. It may not reflect the latest knowledge or the
current state of the depicted structure.
Deutsch: Quelle: Diese Abbildung stammt aus Georg Dehio/Gustav von Bezold: Kirchliche Baukunst des Abendlandes. Stuttgart: Verlag der Cotta'schen Buchhandlung 1887-1901, Tafel 212. Aufgrund ihres Alters ist sie mit Vorsicht zu benutzen. Sie entspricht nicht notwendigerweise dem neuesten Wissensstand oder dem aktuellen Zustand des abgebildeten Gebäudes.
This File: 21 January 2006.
User: Fb78.
(Wikimedia Commons)

English: Cluny Abbey Coat-of-~Arms.
Français: l'Abbaye de Cluny.
Blazon: English: Gules two Keys in Saltire The Wards upwards and outwards Or
overall a Sword In Pale Argent Hilt Or.
Blazon: Français: de gueules, à deux clefs d'or en sautoir, traversées d'une épée
en pal, 
à lame d'argent, la poignée d'or en pointe N.B. Certaines sources
donnent les clefs 
affrontées et non adossées.
Blazon Reference: English: Brian Timmas
Blazon Reference: Français : Fédération des Sites Clunisiens
Artist: Orror.
Image created for The Blazon Project of tthe French Wikipedia.
Source: Own work.
(Wikimedia Commons)

Illustration: WORTHPOINT

Having been prompted by the excellent Post, entitled " New Fetish: Cluniac Edition", by 
THE RAD TRAD on Cluny Abbey III, Zephyrinus felt encouraged to complement it by offering this Post for consideration (previously Posted in February 2013).

Virtual Reconstruction of Cluny Abbey.
Available on YouTube at

from the Album "Venite a Laudare".
Track is entitled: Domine ne in furore tuo, motet.
Available for Download from Amazon.

The following Text is from Wikipedia - the free encyclopaedia.

Cluny Abbey (or Cluni, or Clugny), Dedicated to Saint Peter, is a former Benedictine Monastery in Cluny, Saône-et-Loire, France. It was built in The Romanesque Style, with three Churches built in succession from the 4th-Century A.D. to the Early-12th Century. The earliest Basilica was the World's largest Church until Saint Peter's Basilica's construction began in Rome.

Cluny was Founded by William I, Duke of Aquitaine in 910 A.D. He nominated Bernoas the first Abbot of Cluny, subject only to Pope Sergius III. The Abbey was notable for its strict adherence to The Rule of Saint Benedict, whereby Cluny became acknowledged as the leader of Western Monasticism.

The establishment of The Benedictine Order was a Key Stone to the stability of European society that was achieved in the 11th-Century. In 1790, during The French Revolution, the Abbey was Sacked and mostly destroyed, with only a small part of the Abbey surviving.

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