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The "Research Centre for the Comparative History of Religious Orders" (FOVOG) is a research platform and scientific framework which organizes and coordinates multiple research projects on the history of monasteries and monastic and religious orders in the Middle Ages.

abgebildet in: Aldo Tarquini, Santa Maria Novella, © Editrice Guisi di Becocci Saverio,
Firenze 2000, S. 61 f.
Members of various Orders (Part of: Andrea Buonaiuto, La Chiesa militante e trionfante)

The FOVOG maintains a library for the history of religious orders including numerous materials from the Saxon State Library - Sächsische Landesbibliothek - Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Dresden (SLUB). View catalog.

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Gert Melville

Academic Manager and Research Coordinator:
Priv.-Doz. Dr. Cristina Andenna

Technische Universität
D - 01062 Dresden
Email: fovog-dresden(at)

Tel: +49 (0) 351 4793 4180
Fax: +49 (0) 351 4793 4189

The FOVOG is a centrally incorporated institute of the Technical University of Dresden
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