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

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.

Beaurepart Abbey, near Liège, was founded in the 13th century for the Friars Minor, and was given to the Premonstratensian Order in 1288.

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

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


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

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

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