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Bursfelde Abbey
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[German Version]

is a former Benedictine abbey on the east bank of the Weser north of Hannoversch Münden, founded in 1093 under the personal patronage of Count Henry of Northeim and his wife Gertrude. The initial structure (a basilican nave) and the choir erected c. 1135 by Richenza, the founder's daughter and consort of Emperor Lothar III, are substantially preserved. The abbey underwent a thorough reformation in 1433; in the 16th century, however, it fell victim to the Lutheran Reformation, alte…

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Perlitt, Lothar, “Bursfelde Abbey”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 10 December 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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