Prémontré Architectural Sites
The Prémontré Architectural Sites, is digital collection, available since 2008, from Notre Dame's Hesburgh Library at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA. The digital library consists of nearly 800 photographs that document architectural sites in western and eastern Europe, that are associated with the Order of Prémontré. The photographs document "architectural sites sponsored by the Order of Prémontré. The database is searchable by country, location, dedication, keyword, or the Premonstratensian designation of circary". [...] "The collection of photographs of Premonstratensian architectural sites was gathered over the years by Rt. Rev. Astrik L. Gabriel, O. Praem., and resides in the Medieval Institute at the University of Notre Dame. All of these archival photographs date prior to World War II, and are important documents of the many sites which were damaged or destroyed during the War...." "The Order of Canons Regular of Prémontré, also known as the Premonstratensians, the Norbertines, or in Britain and Ireland as the White Canons (from the colour of their habit), are a Catholic religious order of canons regular founded at Prémontré near Laon in 1120 by Saint Norbert, who later became Archbishop of Magdeburg. Premonstratensians are designated by O.Praem (Ordo Praemonstratensis) following their name." (from en.wikipedia). [Pagebreak] Rt. Rev. Astrik L. Gabriel mentions to have consulted the following sources for the digital project:
  • Andenmatten, Bernard and Brigitte Degler-Spengler, eds. Helvetia Sacra: Die Prämonstratenser und Prämonstratenserinner in der Schweiz, Abt. 4, Bd. 3. Basel: Schwabe & Co. Ag Verlag, 2002.
  • Ardura, Bernard. Abbayes, prieurés et monastères de l’ordre de Prémontré en France des origines à nos jours. Nancy: Presses Universitaires de Nancy, 1993.
  • Berlière, Ursmer, ed. Monasticon Belge. 8 vols. Bruges: L Desclée, De Brouwer, & Cie, 1890-1993.
  • Dugdale, William, ed. Monasticon Anglicanum, vol. 6, pt. 2. London: Longman, etc, 1830. Engel, Josef, ed. Grosser Historischer Weltatlas: Zweiter Teil: Mittelalter. Munich: Bayerischer Schulbuch-Verlag, 1979.
  • Flórez, Enrique. España sagrada. 51 vols. Madrid, M. F. Rodriguez, 1747-1879.
  • International website for the Order of Prémontré
  • Sainte Marthe, Denis de. Gallia christiana in provincias ecclesiasticas distributa. 16 vols. Paris: ex typographia Regia, 1725-1899."
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