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The Monastery of Santa Maria de Vallbona

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The Monastery of Santa Maria de Vallbona

  • History, Monasticism and Art

  • Writer: Sans Travé, Josep Maria
  • ISBN: 978-84-9743-398-3
  • 288 pages
  • Rustic cover with flaps
  • 135 x 230 mm
  • Collection: Varia Nº
  • Release date: November 2010
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  • Availability: In stock

    In the first part of this book we retrace the most important periods of this ancient monastery, from the first hermit's community until today. The second part is dedicated to the daily life of the nuns. In the final part we analyze the different architectonic and artistic elements of the monastic ensemble, which was founded and directed by Saint Ramon and became integrated into the Order in the year 1171.
    Josep Maria Sans Travé. Born in Solivella (Conca de Barberà, Tarragona), he is a Bachelor in Medieval History by the University of Barcelona and Doctor in Liberal Arts by the Bologna University. He has served as director of the Archives Service and of the Cultural Patrimony. He is now director of the National Archive of Catalonia. He has directed the publishing of Dietaris de la Generalitat de Catalunya (Annals of the Generalitat of Catalonia) and he has published several works on the military medieval orders and on the monastery of Santa Maria de Vallbona.