Found project: Le Poët-Laval & Le musée du Protestantisme Dauphinois


    Project : Le Poët-Laval & Le musée du Protestantisme Dauphinois

    Language variant : Poët-Laval Museum of Dauphiné Protestantism

    Architect : n/a

    Completion: 14th c.

    Locality : Le Poët-Laval

    Country : France

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    Description :

    "It is in the twelfth century that the Poët-Laval made its debut in history. It was in that era that the Knights Hospitaller (the Order of St John of Jerusalem), a half religious, half military order created in Palestine at the beginning of the Crusades, established one of the most important commandry in Provence... Strolling through the narrow streets…were monks, knights in long black cloaks, wearing on their left side the white cross with eight points, symbolizing the Eight Beatitudes of the Sermon on the Mount.

    The Museum of Protestantism is installed in a former home of a Knight Hospitaller, which became a Protestant church in the 17th century. It displays various objects, from old Huguenot bibles up to old stools used during clandestine meetings, as well as informative material, including the period of persecution that gripped the region following the revocation of the Edict of Nantes."

    http://www.museeduprotestantismedauphinois.org/ (July 6, 2011).
    http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le_Po%C3%ABt-Laval"Le_mus.C3.A9e_du_Protestantisme_dauphinois (July 6, 2011).

    Ed. and trans. Adzhoa Makkonen



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    Le Poët-Laval & Le musée du Protestantisme Dauphinois
    Le Poët-Laval & Le musée du Protestantisme Dauphinois
    Image © Arto Kuorikoski

    Le Poët-Laval & Le musée du Protestantisme Dauphinois
    Le Poët-Laval & Le musée du Protestantisme Dauphinois
    Image © Arto Kuorikoski