Cistercian Houses

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Cistercians - History - High and Late Middle Ages - Later Expansion
... One of the most important libraries of the Cistercians was in Salem, Germany ... Afonso Henriques (Afonso, I), founded the Cistercian Alcoba├ža Monastery ... As with many Cistercian churches, the first parts to be completed was the eastern parts necessary for the priest-monks the high altar, side altars and choir stalls ...

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