Cistercian Order

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The Physical Scriptorium - Of The Cistercians
... The scriptoria of the Cistercian order seem to have been similar to those of the Benedictines ... "house style" in the first half of the twelfth century that spread in parallel with the Cistercian order itself, through the priories of Burgundy and beyond ... In 1134, the Cistercian order declared that the monks were to keep silent in the scriptorium as they should in the cloister ...
Cistercians - History - High and Late Middle Ages - Decline and Attempted Reforms
... the first quarter of the 13th century, the Cistercians supplanted Cluny as the most powerful order and the chief religious influence in western Europe ... But then in turn their influence began to wane, as the initiative passed to the mendicant orders, in Ireland, Wales and elsewhere ... However, some of the reasons of Cistercian decline were internal ...

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