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Santo Domingo de Silos Abbey
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Santo Domingo de Silos is a Benedictine abbey located in the Spanish province of Burgos named after its most charismatic abbot, Domingo Manso (†1073), former prior of San Millán de la Cogolla. King Ferdinand I sent Domingo to Silos in 1041, when the abbey was still dedicated to Saint Sebastian, in order to stop the decay of the institution. Even though the origins of the monastery could be traced back at least to the tenth century, it was after the arrival of Domingo and his successors that the …

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Francisco de Asís García García, “Santo Domingo de Silos Abbey”, in: Encyclopedia of Medieval Pilgrimage. Consulted online on 18 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emp_SIM_000194>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004181298, 20091023



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