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L'implantation castrale en Viennois d'après les cartulaires de l'abbaye de Bonnevaux

Abstract : The Viennois, a term which comes from the city of Vienne in the Isère region, is an area rich in history. In 50 Before Christ, the city of Vienne became a Roman colony, during which period an incredible number of buildings were built during this period. At the time, Vienne was the most important town in the South of France, equalling Lyon in its beauty and prestige. Throughout the Middle Ages, the prestige of this city remained entire, the latter had become an important city of Christendom, from which the pope Calixte II came. The Cistercian abbey of Bonnevaux, seventh daughter of Cîteaux, was created at the instigation of the future Calixte II during this prestigious period. Nowadays, the history of this abbey is quite unknown. And, the abbey had indeed been destroyed at the beginning of the French Revolution in 1789. As a consequence, there are many secrets concerning the abbey as, like the abbey itself many of the archives were also burnt during the rebellion. Nevertheless, some charters were recovered at the beginning of the 20th century by the canon Ulysse Chevalier and Marie-Anselme Dimier, a monk of the abbey of Tamié - which is a daughter of Bonnevaux. The cartularies are, in fact, one of the most common written sources of the Middle Ages. Thus, with the help of Bonnevaux's cartularies, we will try to discover the stretch of the castral implantation in Viennois, and thereby demonstrate the importance of Viennois' castles in the 12th century, consequently enabling us to see the 'game of influences' of the local aristocracy.
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Guillaume Tisserand. L'implantation castrale en Viennois d'après les cartulaires de l'abbaye de Bonnevaux. Histoire. 2009. ⟨dumas-00418949⟩

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