December Early 10th Century A.D. Benedictine Abbey of Cluny
Medieval Sourcebook: Foundation Charter of Cluny, 910
From the tenth century there were successive waves of monastic reform - Cluniac, Cistercian, Mendicant and so forth. The founding of the abbey of Cluny in 910 marked the onset of this period. As well as providing some basis for Cluny's later power and independence, the charter is an example of why donations were made to the Church. It ends with some truly magnificent curses.
(Signed by Ingelberga and a number of bishops and nobles)