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In 1122, the community joined the Premonstratensian order of canons regular which had just been founded by Norbert of Xanten, and a house of which had been set up in Laon with the support of the bishop. The community was raised to the status of an abbey in 1124, with Luc as the first abbot.
Cuissy developed a reputation for exceptionally fine calligraphy and manucript illumination.
The church and monastic premises were almost entirely rebuilt in 1746, apparently leaving no medieval structures.
The abbey was dissolved in 1790 during the French Revolution, and the site, after some use for industrial purposes, was abandoned. Some surviving structures from the 17th and 18th centuries have been classed as historical monuments since 1928.
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