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Cloisters of Europe: Gardens of Prayer
by Daniel Faure (Photographer), et al
If the church is said to be the soul of an abbey, the cloister is surely its heart. The cloister, a space secluded—as its Latin derivation suggests—within four galleries is at once a place of peace and a ceaseless crossroads. As the hub of all activity, through which monks progressed from task to task and prayer to prayer throughout the day from matins to vespers, its classic layout inspired some of the most extraordinary and varied architectural treasures of the world. Cloisters of Europe covers the cloister throughout western Europe—Spain, France, Italy, Portugal, and Britain—between the ninth and fifteenth centuries and is a celebration of art and architecture from stark pre-Romanesque to flamboyant late Gothic. With an enlightening introduction to the history of religious orders and their devotional life, it is a magnificently illustrated monument to art, antiquity, and spiritual profundity. The Publisher.

Lodging in Spain's Monasteries
by Eileen Barish

Romanesque: Towns, Cathedrals and Monasteries (Taschen's World Architecture)
by Xavier Barral I Altet, et al
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Bed and Blessings Italy: A Guide to Convents and Monasteries Available for Overnight Lodging
by June Walsh, Anne Walsh

Cistercian Abbeys
by Jean-Francois Leroux, et al

Cloister, Abbot & Precinct in Medieval Monasteries
by Michael Thompson

Country Series: Abbeys & Monasteries
by Derry Brabbs (Photographer)

Gregorian Chant and the Carolingians
by Kenneth Levy
Listed under Medieval Music

The Guide to Lodging in Italian Monasteries
by Eileen Barish
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Europe's Monastery and Convent Guesthouses: A Pilgrim's Travel Guide
by Kevin J. Wright

Guided by a Stone-Mason: The Cathedrals, Abbeys and Churches of Britain Unveiled
by Thomas Maude
Listed under Cathedrals

A Guide to Monastic Guest Houses: Fourth Edition
by Robert J. Regalbuto

Irish Churches and Monasteries: An Historical and Architectural Guide
by Sean D. O'Reilly

Life in a Medieval Monastery (The Way People Live)
by Victoria Sherrow

The Medieval Fortress: Castles, Forts and Walled Cities of the Middle Ages
by Joseph Kaufmann, et al
Listed under Castles & Fortresses

Le Corbusier: Le Couvent de La Tourette
by Philippe Potie
Listed under Le Corbusier

Ancient Monasteries of the East: Or the Monasteries of the Levant
by Robert, Jr. Curzon

The Churches and Monasteries of Egypt and Some Neighbouring Countries
by B. T. A. Evetts (Editor), et al

Ascetics and Ambassadors of Christ: The Monasteries of Palestine 314-631 (Oxford Early Christian Studies)
by John Binns

Monk and Mason on the Tigris Frontier: The Early History of Tur Abdin
(University of Cambridge Oriental Publications)
by Andrew Palmer
(Hardcover - May 1990)

Itinerant Kingship and Royal Monasteries in Early Medieval Germany, c.936-1075
by John W. Bernhardt (Author)
Listed under Medieval Germany

Revelations of the Byzantine World: The Painted Churches and Monasteries
by Alan Ogden

Romania Hermitages, Monasteries and Churches
by Petre Baron
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Monasteries in the Landscape
by Mick Aston

Somerset Monasteries
by Robert Dunning

Sanctuaries: The Complete United States--A Guide to Lodgings in Monasteries, Abbeys, and Retreats
by Jack Kelly, Marcia Kelly

Water Technology in the Middle Ages: Cities, Monasteries, and Waterworks After the Roman Empire
by Roberta J. Magnusson
Listed under Medieval History

Visits to Monasteries in the Levant (Curzon Travellers)
by Robert Curzon
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