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Odorannus of Sens
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ca 985 - post 1045. France. Monk of St. Pierre-le-Vif at Sens (Benedictine). Odorannus is the author of many treatises, two of which are historical in character. The first, a life of Théodechilde who founded the abbey of St. Pierre, is in some ways a preamble to the second, his Chronicon, which covers the period 678-1032. The period up to 1015 is treated in very brief fashion, the details seemingly culled from the Annales Sanctae Colombae and the Historia Francorum Senonensis. Any original material was gleaned from the charters. The period 1015-32 is devoted to the efforts …

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Rech, Régis, “Odorannus of Sens”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 13 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_01962>
First published online: 2016



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