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La chartreuse de Prémol : physionomie et représentation du bâti (XVIIe-XVIIIe siècles)

Abstract : The archaeological remains of the chartreuse of Prémol are still visible in the Belledone massif. They are the last witnesses of the life in the couvent that has been founded in 1234 thanks to the liberality of Dauphine Béatrix de Montferrat. The sisterhood settled in the site of Prémol on the mountain where canons of a nearby village gave them some buildings. The couvent has been left and looted after the French Revolution. Then the site went to the administration of Waters and forests. The events of the chartreuse of Prémol are no exceptions to monastic historiography. The story is similar to what happened to the chartreuses of the Order of Saint-Bruno. After religious war troubles, the rebirth of chartreuses happened thanks to the personality of the chief Dom Innocent Le Masson. His impact to the chartreuses architecture has been studied many times and it is highly likely that he influenced reparations and constructions of the house of Prémol, near the Grande Chartreuse. The analysis of the building and its structure of the end of XVIIth century to the end of XVIIIth century is the main subject of this essay. This analysis is based on archive studies and more specifically on the accounts kept by monks in Modern history. The site of Prémol is a unique historical testimony. With the rarity of female chartreuses, reduced to 5 in Modern history and with the archives wealth preserved in the Archives Départementales de l’Isère.
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Thomas Pouyet. La chartreuse de Prémol : physionomie et représentation du bâti (XVIIe-XVIIIe siècles). Histoire. 2010. ⟨dumas-01145474⟩



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