Premonstratensian Sources

This site hosts some of the primary sources used in my research on the history of the Premonstratensian Order in medieval France. New items are added regularly.





A collection of links to online editions of cartularies of the Premonstratensian Order in medieval France. A monastic cartulary is a collection of transcriptions of original documents concerning the foundation, privileges, legal rights, and history of a monastery.

Collection Items

The abbey of Basse-Fontaine was located near Brienne-la-Vieille in the Aube. It was founded in 1143 and dissolved in 1770.

The abbey of Beauport, located in the Breton village of Kérity, was founded in 1202 and suppressed in 1790.

The abbey of Licques, near Calais, was founded in 1131, and became Premonstratensian in 1132. It survived until the Revolution.

Floreffe Abbey was the second abbey to become Premonstratensian, in 1121; the community was dissolved in 1797.

The Premonstratensian abbey of Thenailles, in the Aisne, was founded around 1130 by Barthélemy de Jur, bishop of Laon.

The abbey of Joyenval was founded in 1224 by Barthélemy de Roye, chamberlain of Philippe II Auguste.

The abbey of Sélincourt was founded in 1130 by Gautier I Tyrel de Poix near Hornoy-le-Bourg, Somme.

The abbey of La Chapelle-aux-Planches was located in Puellemontier, Huate-Marne, and was founded in 1145 and survived until the Revolution.

The abbey of Bucilly was founded as a Benedictine house in 950, and became Premostratensian in 1148.

La Lucerne Abbey was founded in 1143 by Hasculf de Subligny. It was the motherhouse of the Norman Premonstratensian houses, and was suppressed in 1792.
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