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Library of the Cistercian Abbey of Clairvaux at the time of Pierre de Virey (1472)

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The Clairvaux manuscript collection is one of the largest medieval monastic library collections in western Christendom. The nomination concerns the manuscript collection as inventoried in 1472 in the catalogue compiled by Abbot Pierre de Virey. At the time, the library contained 1,790 manuscripts, of which 1,115 have survived. The collection, is now the foremost medieval collection in France in terms of its size and excellent state of conservation.

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