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Vézelay Abbey
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Vézelay Abbey, masterpiece of Burgundian Romanesque art and architecture. Originally founded as a convent for women, this now former Cluniac abbey (Cluny) was, from 1050, a significant stop on pilgrimage routes and the departure point for pilgrimages to Santiago de Compostela. The convent founder, Count Gérard de Roussillon, brought the relics of St. Mary Magdalene from Provence to Vézelay. Vézelay’s significance was evidenced when St. Bernard of Clairvaux preached the Second Crus…

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Apostolos-Cappadona, Diane, “Vézelay Abbey”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 20 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_026323>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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