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Published by Cistercian Publications in Kalamazoo, MI .
Written in English


  • Monastic and religious life of women -- History -- Middle Ages, 600-1500.,
  • Monasticism and religious orders for women -- History -- Middle Ages, 600-1500.

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Edition Notes

Statementedited by Lilian Thomas Shank and John A. Nichols.
SeriesCistercian studies series -- no.72
ContributionsNichols, John A., Shank, Lillian Thomas.
LC ClassificationsBX4210
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14337347M

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