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History of the abbeys

Mmmonk unites the surviving manuscripts from four Flemish medieval abbeys: Saint-Bavo Abbey in Ghent (°7th century), Saint-Peter Abbey in Ghent (°7th century), Dunes Abbey in Koksijde (°1138) and Ter Doest Abbey in Lissewege (°1175). Learn more about the foundation, apogee and decline of the abbeys.

Numbers per abbey

Circa 820 manuscripts from the four abbeys have survived.

  • Ter Doest Abbey: ca. 340 manuscripts
  • Dunes Abbey: ca. 290 manuscripts
  • Saint-Bavo Abbey: ca. 110 manuscripts
  • Saint-Peter Abbey: ca. 80 manuscripts