The monastery of Leyre has gone down in history as one of the earliest fountains of Christianity. Early example of Romanesque art, mystic heart, court and pantheon of the Kingdom of Navarre, today its eminent spiritual and cultural presence lives on.
This ESSENTIAL GUIDE is an effective way of presenting it to you.

José Luis Hernando Garrido y Joaquín Alegre Alonso.

120 X 170 mm | 64 páginas | rústica cosida

ISBN: 978-84-943305-9-9

PVP: 5,00 €




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Location, Origins, Spiritual Fountain, Early Romanesque, Full Romanesque, Late Gotihc Extension, Furnishings and royal pantheon, The monastic enterprises, Darkness, harbinger of daiy’s shining

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Another solemn consecration took place on 24 October 1098. The diplomatic documents mention the attendants: the bishops of Pamplona, Huesca and Roda de Isábena, the abbots of San Victorián, San Pedro de Roda, Santa María de Amer, Montearagón and Monzón, plus the corresponding nobles and palace officials. The distinguished names are surprising: Diego Peláez, pontiff of Compostela, banished by Alfonso VI of León, and abbot Frothard, papal legate in charge of promoting the Gregorian reform. Under the authority of the latter, once more the sacred offices befell on bishop Pedro [1083-1115] and abbot Raimundo [1083-1121], who hosted the act. It was presided over by Pedro I [1094-1104], king of Pamplona and Aragón. Scholars have had trouble specifying which works were sanctified during this ceremony, but they involved certain monarchs –Sancho Ramírez and his son Pedro– who had brought together the thrones of Pamplona and Aragón and who travelled to Leyre hoping to receive the moral legitimization that this monastery administered, at least in affairs related to Navarre. The importance of the matter would later become clear.

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