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Benedictine abbey near Worms. Founded in 762/3, it was placed in the care of Chrodegang of Metz from Gorze, and in the 10th cent. it was a centre of the Gorze reform movement. In the Carolingian age it had a major scriptorium and library, which was important for the transmission of classical and patristic texts.

Subjects: Christianity.


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