Session Title

Premonstratensian Houses: Their Foundations, Socio-Economic and Cultural History

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Ancient Abbeys of Brittany Project

Organizer Name

Claude Evans

Organizer Affiliation

Univ. of Toronto-Mississauga

Presider Name

Paul Evans

Presider Affiliation

York Univ.

Paper Title 1

Les chanoines de Beauport et la société bretonne au moyen âge

Presenter 1 Name

Cédric Jeanneau

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Univ. de Brest

Paper Title 2

An Archaeological and Archival Reconstruction of the Baroque Retable at the Abbey of Beauport

Presenter 2 Name

Harriet Sonne de Torrens

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Univ. of Toronto-Mississauga

Paper Title 3

The Foundation of Notre-Dame de Beauport Abbey: Myths and Realities

Presenter 3 Name

Claude Evans

Start Date

10-5-2014 3:30 PM

Session Location

Fetzer 2020

Description

This session focuses on the political, economic, artistic, historical and religious developments that defined the role of the Premonstratensian Order in Brittany as it evolved at Notre-Dame de Beauport Abbey (Côtes-d’Armor, France). Paper 1 discusses the interaction of the canons of Beauport with the local aristocracy and bishops and their influence on the surrounding parishes; paper 2 describes findings allowing for the reconstruction of an altar piece which decorated the magnificent abbey church and which was destroyed during the French Revolution; paper 3 examines the various myths surrounding the foundation of Beauport, confronting them with historical realities while exploring the theme of “imaginative memory”. Claude Evans

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May 10th, 3:30 PM

Premonstratensian Houses: Their Foundations, Socio-Economic and Cultural History

Fetzer 2020

This session focuses on the political, economic, artistic, historical and religious developments that defined the role of the Premonstratensian Order in Brittany as it evolved at Notre-Dame de Beauport Abbey (Côtes-d’Armor, France). Paper 1 discusses the interaction of the canons of Beauport with the local aristocracy and bishops and their influence on the surrounding parishes; paper 2 describes findings allowing for the reconstruction of an altar piece which decorated the magnificent abbey church and which was destroyed during the French Revolution; paper 3 examines the various myths surrounding the foundation of Beauport, confronting them with historical realities while exploring the theme of “imaginative memory”. Claude Evans