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The other Saint Bernard: The 'troubled and varied career' of Bernard of Abbeville, Abbot of Tiron

Thompson, K. (2009) The other Saint Bernard: The 'troubled and varied career' of Bernard of Abbeville, Abbot of Tiron. The Journal of Ecclesiastical History, 60 (4). pp. 657-672. ISSN 0022-0469

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Geoffrey Grossus' lengthy life of Bernard of Abbeville leaves unanswered many questions. Comparison with contemporary sources suggests that Bernard Was a career churchman with ail interest in ascetism and tire apostolic life, who left his original house in Poitiers because, of resistance to reforms that he had introduced as abbot. A successful search, for a patron enabled him to establish all entirely new community at Tiron in the Perche, where he was able to implement his ideas, although the community did not remain at the forefront of monastic thinking after the death of its charismatic founder is 1116.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © 2009 Cambridge University Press. This is an author produced version of a paper subsequently published in Journal of Ecclesiastical History. Uploaded in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy.
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Arts and Humanities (Sheffield) > Department of History (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Miss Anthea Tucker
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2010 09:53
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2013 16:59
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0022046909990042
Status: Published
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Identification Number: 10.1017/S0022046909990042
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/10455

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