Academic journal article The Catholic Historical Review

L'Abbaye Premontre Du Lac De Joux Des Origines Au XIV Siecle

Academic journal article The Catholic Historical Review

L'Abbaye Premontre Du Lac De Joux Des Origines Au XIV Siecle

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L'Abbaye Premontre du Lac de Joux des origines au XIV^sup e^ siecle. By Claire Martinet. Avec une etude de Jean-Luc Rouiller,"Les Sepultures des Seigneurs de La Sarraz." [Cahiers Lausannois d'Histoire Medievale, 12.] (Lausanne: Section d'histoire, Faculte des Lettres, Universite de Lausanne. 1994. Pp. 320. Paperback.)

The series "Cahiers lausannois d'histoire mEdievale" treats aspects of medieval life in the Swiss diocese of Lausanne (Canton Vaud). Most of the previous titles deal with aspects of religious ritual vis-a-vis church hierarchs and/or the nobility. This volume is comprised of two parts: the first (pp. 13-200 of which pp. 101-200 reproduce the archival sources) deals with the Premonstratensian (Norbertine) Abbey of Lac de Joux (founded between 1126 and 1134 and suppressed in 1542) vis-a-vis its noble founders (the family Grandson) and the abbey's later patrons/advocates of another family (the La Sarraz). Particular contributions of this study are the author's clarification of the date of the foundation of the abbey and the uncovering of fourteenth-century tamperings with earlier documents in regard to the protective rights of the nobility in relationship to the abbey.

The second part of the volume (pp. 201-301 of which pp. 265-299 are source texts) deals with the places of burial of the La Sarraz family. …

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