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The Monastery of Alcobaça

Author: Jorge Rodrigues
Publisher: London : Scala, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"When, in the middle of the twelfth century, the Cistercian Order was grained a vast area of land extending to the limits of what was then Portuguese territory, the White Monks set about building a monastery. According to Cistercian rule, it was modelled on the order's French mother-house. It marked the introduction to Portugal of the Gothic architecture that was soon to spread across the country."--Jacket.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rodrigues, Jorge.
Monastery of Alcobaça.
London : Scala, 2007
(OCoLC)767540468
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jorge Rodrigues
ISBN: 9781857593105 1857593103
OCLC Number: 52946267
Description: 128 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Responsibility: Jorge Rodrigues.

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Founded in 1153, the Abbey of Santa Maria became the biggest church in Portugal and one of the most powerful of the Cistercian order. The Abbey's art and architecture is explored in detail in this  Read more...

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