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The monks of the Ottonian empire, and later of Lorraine and England, were
expert carvers in ivory and walrus tusks. ... the whole earth was becoming
Cistercian, and in the institute of lay-brethren the white monks had opened their
doors to a ...
During the first half of the twelfth century the black monks had attained their
highest point of numbers and houses, and by 1215 the Cistercians also had
reached ... The face of the land was covered with monasteries of monks black
and white ...
In every ecclesiastical province all houses were to meet in general chapter every
fourth year under an elected president, with powers and duties similar to those of
the white monks. They were also to maintain discipline. As the council also ...
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This was very interesting in showing how severely monastcism had declined in the 18th-19th centuries in Europe and how strikingly it had recovered in the 20th century until the new decline following the 1960s. Read full review
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Described by Norman Cantor as "the outstanding accomplishment in medieval studies by a Catholic in this century. It is also one of the enduring works of historical literature in the English language, placing Knowles in the pantheon with Gibbon, Macaulay, and Maitland." Read full review
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