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date: 19 February 2020

Cluniacs 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History
Author(s):
David HeyDavid Hey

Monastic order founded at Cluny in Burgundy in 910 and much favoured by the Norman kings and barons. It placed great emphasis on liturgy within splendid buildings. More time was devoted to the singing of the Office, to psalms and prayers, ceremonies, intercessions, and masses than was usual among other orders. Cluny's most influential period was during the long abbacy of St Hugh (... ...

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