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Cluny, In Search of God's Lost Empire
by Edwin Mullins
- 256 PAGES
Mullins (The Pilgrimage to Santiago) explores the architecture, monks and abbots, long history and lasting influence of Cluny, a Benedictine monastery in Burgundy and once the hub of one of the most powerful empires of the Middle Ages. "Edwin Mullins deftly recounts a tale rich in monastic rivalry and earthly ambition and, in moving and elegiac prose, revisits the sanctuaries of a distant past to detect the ghosts of vanished greatness. A heartfelt evocation of the magnificent temporal and spiritual empire ruled from Burgundy, Cluny is a valuable addition to a new generation of works clearing the cobwebs from our view of the medieval centuries." -- Stephen O'Shea, author, The Perfect Heresy