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Abbo of St. Germain
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9th-10th century. France. Monk of St. Germain in Paris (Benedictine) who studied under Aimon of Fleury (885-6) and was in charge of guests ca 915. By 897 he had finished his Bella Parisiacae urbis, a Latin hexameter poem in three books (660, 618 and 115 lines) prefaced by a prose letter to a fellow monk, Gozlin, and a dactylic verse dedication to Aimon. The first two books cover the period from the Normans' arrival outside Paris (November 885) to the autumn of 896. The third book, written in a complicated, pedantic style, full …

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Bate, Keith, “Abbo of St. Germain”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 26 June 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_00004>
First published online: 2016

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