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Vézelay, Ste Madeleine

Kathryn Morrison

in Grove Art Online

Volume Grove Art Online, issue Published in print August 1996 |
Published online January 1998 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054

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Former Cluniac abbey and pilgrimage church in Burgundy, France. Founded in the mid-9th century by Girart de Roussillon, initially as a convent for women, it was dependent on Cluny Abbey by 1058. Vézelay’s prosperity in the 11th and 12th centuries was based on its possession of the putative relics of St Mary Magdalene; the abbey declined from the late 13th century, however, and in 1537 the Benedictines were replaced by secular canons.

Keywords: Architecture; Sculpture

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Subjects: Art

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