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Chronicon Auriliacensis abbatiae breve
(324 words)

[Gesta abbatum Aureliacensium]

ca. 1119. France. The chronicle is not a chronological account of the abbey itself but rather a series of brief descriptions, between 25 and 150 words long, of the lives and activities of St. Gerard of Aurillac and the first fourteen abbots, covering the years 890–1119. For this reason, the title given by Dominique de Jésus, Gesta abbatum Aureliacensium (Deeds of the abbots of Aurillac), is the more accurate and may indeed be, as Fray argues, the original title of the work.

According to the anonymous author, the chronicle is based on oral tradition…

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Damian-Grint, Peter, “Chronicon Auriliacensis abbatiae breve”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 19 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_001025>
First published online: 2016

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