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.

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

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

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

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Sketch of the seal of Gervais, bishop of Sées, who was abbot of Prémontré, 1209-20.

Excerpt from a ca. 1200 satirical text on religious orders.

A copy of the mid-thirteenth century statutes of the order. Originates from the Premonstratensian house of Wedinghausen; now held at the BnF.

A letter in which Gervais assures the queen that the Premonstratensians will continue to pray for her.

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Tomb effigy of Agnes de Baudement of Braine, ca. 1204, formerly behind the altar in the Church of St. Mary of Braine.

The ruins of the first church of the Premonstratensian Order.
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