Arma Cluniacensia  

  Bullarium sacri ordinis Cluniacensis
[Pierre Simon]

Institut für Frühmittelalterforschung   —   WWU Münster

  Arma Cluniacensia  
  Bullarium Cluniacense     Index paginarum    Index chronologicus Privilegiorum     Quaestio     Explicatio  
Explicatio — Explanation

The papal privileges and letters for the abbey of Cluny and the monastic federation of the «Cluniacensis ecclesia» were printed for the first time in the year 1680 in Lyon under the title: «Bullarium sacri ordinis Cluniacensis». Probably it was Pierre Simon, claustral prior of Saint Martial d'Avignon and secretary of the general chapter, who supervised this edition. The collection contains approximately 500 documents almost exclusively of curial origin from the period between 928 and 1668. Its appendix provides a list of the monasteries that were connected to Cluny by confraternities of prayer.

Unfortunately this edition is only rarely to be found in libraries. Already Alexandre Bruel noticed at the end of the XIXth century that there were only four copies at Paris, i. e. in the Bibliothèque nationale and in the libraries of Sainte Geneviève, the Arsenal and the Archives nationales. The well-known German editor of papal documents of the XIIIth century, August Potthast, could not even use a copy of the «Bullarium» for his research. Modern library catalogues in the Internet like the Karlsruher Virtuelle Katalog or the ABES/SUDOC: Système universitaire de documentation currently record only the copies of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France (including a   special edition) and of the Staatsbibliothek preussischer Kulturbesitz at Berlin. Other copies are in the University Library of Berkeley and in the Bibliothèque municipale de Dijon.   WWW:       download pdf 383 MB           download text 1.6 MB     and in the Bibliothèque municipale de Lyon, http://www.bm-lyon.fr/

As part of a project preparing the summaries of the papal documents relevant to the monastery of Cluny an Internet version of the «Bullarium» is therefore made available here. Jean-Loup Lemaitre, directeur d'études à l'École pratique des hautes études, IVe section, kindly provided photocopies of his private copy of the «Bullarium» for purposes of scanning. I would like to cordially thank him here for his support.

Operating Instructions:

The Internet version of the «Bullarium» is made accessible by indices and concordances. They facilitate finding certain documents and refer to summaries and other editions.

The   Index paginarum   allows the user to find particular pages of the «Bullarium».

The   L'Index chronologicus Privilegiorum   offers a chronologically arranged overview of all documents with the conventional information (date, author, etc.) for identifying a piece. If possible, further editions as well as summary-collections are designated. The abbreviations can be dissolved by clicking.

If a page of the «Bullarium» is represented on the screen, then the author of the charter and the date of the piece on the page can be made visible by clicking.

Technical references: The InterNet presentation was optimized for Mozilla 3.6.x, IE 8 and Opera 10.x must be activated.
   impressio paginae  The printing option allows the reprint of a page of the «Bullarium» in its original size on paper-format DIN-A4. In addition the margins must be set to 0 (zero) and heading and footing lines be switched off. The printing option does not function with older versions of browsers.
   amplificatio paginae  The enlargement shows a page increased for about one-third.

The technical work was accomplished in the
project Cluny of the
Institute for Early Medieval Studies.
Responsible for contents: Franz Neiske.

Please send corrections and additions by email to:  Franz Neiske

  Bullarium Cluniacense     Index paginarum    Index chronologicus Privilegiorum     Quaestio     Explicatio