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Bibliography

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Henry, W. B., Histoire de l'abbaye de Pontigny, ordre de Citeaux, department de l'Yonne, suive de quelques notices historiques sur les commune de environs et des principals pieces justificatives, Auxerre, 1839



Kinder, T. N., "Toward dating construction of the abbey church of Pontigny", Journal of the British Archaeological Association, vol. 145, 1992, pp 77-88
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Tallon, A.; Timbert, A., "Les arcs-boutants du chevet de l'abbatiale de Pontigny: nouvelles observations", Bulletin Monumental, vol. 166:2, 2008, pp 99-104


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  • Begun around 1120
  • Destroyed in
  • Latitude 47.9095001220703
  • Longitude 3.71467995643616
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