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The Life of Blessed Bernard of Tiron
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The first English translation of the Vita Bernardi, this book makes accessible to medieval and religious historians one of the more interesting and lively stories of the twelfth century.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. xi-xxvi
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  1. Note on the Translation
  2. p. xxvii
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  1. Chronology of the 'Vita'
  2. pp. xxix-xxxii
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  1. Map of Bernard of Tiron's France
  2. p. xxxiii
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  1. Map of Perche
  2. p. xxxiv
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  1. Prologue and Metrical Headings
  2. pp. 3-11
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  1. CHAPTER 1 Bernard's Education and Monastic Life in the Monastery of Saint-Cyprien
  2. pp. 13-18
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  1. CHAPTER 2 Claustral Prior of the Monastery of Saint-Savin, Discipline Restored, and Other Splendid Deeds
  2. pp. 19-25
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  1. CHAPTER 3 Hermit Life in Solitude in Maine
  2. pp. 26-32
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  1. CHAPTER 4 Solitary Life on the Chausey Island. Pirates Corrected
  2. pp. 33-42
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  1. CHAPTER 5 Blessed Bernard's Return to the Earlier Hermit Community and Then to His First Monastery of Saint-Cyprien
  2. pp. 43-50
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  1. CHAPTER 6 He Was Made Abbot of Saint-Cyprien: He Turned from Persecution to Preaching. The Morals of the Clerics Were Reformed
  2. pp. 51-60
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  1. CHAPTER 7 Two Trips to Rome in Defense of the Abbey. The Abbey Was Relinquished. Disciples Were Collected Elsewhere
  2. pp. 61-69
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  1. CHAPTER 8 Monastery Constructed in the County of Perche, Favors Accepted and Collected for Division among Others
  2. pp. 70-81
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  1. CHAPTER 9 Monastery Built on the Thironne River. Favors Granted by Count Rotrou
  2. pp. 82-88
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  1. CHAPTER 10 Revelation of Subsequent Eternal Salvation of Two Monks. Some Miracles
  2. pp. 89-96
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  1. CHAPTER I I Hospitality. Spirit of Prophecy. Rumor's Report of Holiness
  2. pp. 97-110
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  1. CHAPTER 12 At the Point of Death: Two Exhortations to His Monks, Reception of the Deathbed Sacrament
  2. pp. 111-120
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  1. CHAPTER 13 Final Preparation for Death. Revelations, Death, Burial
  2. pp. 121-129
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  1. CHAPTER 14 Analecta of Various Deeds Added to the Vita
  2. pp. 130-141
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  1. Appendix A. Sermon
  2. pp. 143-151
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  1. Appendix B. Prayer to Blessed Bernard
  2. pp. 152-154
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  1. Appendix C. Synopsis of the Life of Holy Bernard, Abbot of Tiron Abbey
  2. pp. 155-159
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 161-167
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 169-177
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