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Adémar of Chabannes
(477 words)

989-1034. France. Monk of Aquitaine associated with the monasteries of St. Cybard of Angoulême and St. Martial of Limoges. Author of sermons, poems, a series of forged documents relating to the cult of Martial and a chronicle, all in Latin.

Adémar's chronicle (Chronicon Aquitanicum et Francicum or Historia Francorum) in three books begins as a general history of the Franks, tracing their history from their origins in late antiquity through the history of the Merovingian and Carolingian dynasties. Special attention is paid to Charlemagne, and …

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Frassetto, Michael, “Adémar of Chabannes”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 30 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_00035>
First published online: 2016



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