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A '''monastery''' is a building or structure or a series of buildings and structures that are set apart from regular civilization for religious commune.  [[Monks]] are the usual inhabitants and live in such structures after taking specific vows.  During the [[Middle Ages]] monastic institutions helped to preserve writings from [[antiquity]] that would otherwise have been lost.
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A '''monastery''' is a building or structure or a series of buildings and structures that are set apart from regular civilization for religious commune.  [[Monk]]s are the usual inhabitants and live in such structures after taking specific vows.  The early centuries of [[Christianity]], especially in Africa, saw a thriving of monastic activity among the faithful.  During the [[Middle Ages]] monastic institutions helped to preserve writings from antiquity that would otherwise have been lost.
  
 
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A monastery is a building or structure or a series of buildings and structures that are set apart from regular civilization for religious commune. Monks are the usual inhabitants and live in such structures after taking specific vows. The early centuries of Christianity, especially in Africa, saw a thriving of monastic activity among the faithful. During the Middle Ages monastic institutions helped to preserve writings from antiquity that would otherwise have been lost.