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Which of the following was NOT a benefit of monasticism in Western Europe?
Many monasteries were sites of innovation in agricultural techniques.
Monks and nuns were guided in the principles of poverty and chastity in order to remedy some immoral behavior.
Monasteries provided a spiritual discipline that promoted further unity in the Roman Catholic Church.
Monasteries’ political hierarchy became a model for the political order established in France, Germany, and England.
By preserving and copying ancient texts, monks and nuns preserved classical culture for later scholarly analysis.