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Chronicon archiepiscoporum Turonensium

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Author(s): Rech, Régis
(Chronicle of the archbishops of Tours) 13th century. France. A Latin compilation covering the period from St. Gatien's mission in 250 to the consecration of Jean de Faye in 1208, with some additions up to 1285. The first part is a copy of the last chapter of Book X of Gregory of Tours' Historia dealing with the succession of the bishops of Tours, the second part is an undated chronological list of the bishops from Pelladius (593) to Jean de Faye, with only the duration of their tenure noted. The text is to be found along with the Chronicon Turonense [magnum] in Berlin, HSB, ms. Phill.1815.Rech, Ré…
Date: 2016-10-17

Robert of St. Marianus in Auxerre

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Author(s): Rech, Régis
[Robertus S. Mariani Autissiodorensis; Robert Abolant] ca 1156-1212. France. Author of a Latin universal chronicle. A Premonstratensian monk and canon at the abbey of St. Marianus (Auxerre), Robert wrote his chronicle at the request of his abbot, Milo of Trainel (1156-1202). His account of the period from the Creation to the birth of Christ is summary, but from then until 1211 the treatment is much fuller. Although it took him some twenty years to write, it nevertheless remains closer to a historia than to a chronicle.Because of the proximity of the abbey of Pontigny with its ex…
Date: 2016-10-17

Bertarius of Verdun

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Author(s): Rech, Régis
ca 857 - post 916. France. A member of bishop Hatto's family and associated with bishop Dado, Bertarius was first a pupil, then canon, afterwards priest of Verdun (by 879). He undertook to compose his Gesta episcoporum Virdunensium, a chronicle of the bishops of Verdun, after a fire had damaged the cathedral and burnt almost all the archives (ca 916). Using a catalogue of bishops that had survived the fire, he added material gleaned from what he had read and from oral tradition, starting from the first bishop, St. Saintin and endin…
Date: 2016-10-17

Hélinand of Froidmont

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Author(s): Rech, Régis
ca 1160- post 1229. France. Hélinand was a trouvère before becoming a monk at Froidmont (Cistercian) ca 1182. He is last heard of participating in the foundation of the University of Toulouse in 1229. Amongst other works he composed between 1211 and 1223 a Latin universal chronicle from the Creation to 1204 in 49 books, only some of which survive. Two manuscripts, including Bonn, UB & LB, S 363, contain Books 1-18 (up to Alexander the Great), while a 16th-century edition has 45-49 (covering 634-1204). Hélinand cites his sources (authors and titles), even giving contradicto…
Date: 2016-10-17

John of Mailly

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Author(s): Rech, Régis
[Iohannes de Malliaco] 13th century. France. Author of a Latin legendary and a universal chronicle. John was probably from Mailly-le-Château in the diocese of Auxerre. As a secular clerk he composed the Abbreviatio in gestis et miraculis sanctorum, an abridged universal legendary organised according to the liturgical calendar of Auxerre. He wrote a second version soon after 1234, and a third in 1243, which was augmented by lives of St. Clement, first bishop of Metz, and St. Dominic, as by that time he had become a Dominican monk at…
Date: 2016-10-17

Petrus Bechini

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Author(s): Rech, Régis
[Pierre Béchin] fl. 1137. France. Canon of St. Martin of Tours (Benedictine) in the reign of Louis VI, he is the author of a universal chronicle from Creation to 1137, the material for which he culled largely from Jerome, Isidore, Orosius, Sulpicius Severus, Gregory of Tours, the Annales qui dicuntur Einhardi, William of Malmesbury and archival documents. The only original material he supplied concerns the collegiate church of St Martin of Tours. His chronicle was used heavily and continued by the compilers of the Annales S. Sergii Andegavensis ( Annals of St. Serge at Angers). Surviving…
Date: 2016-10-17

Gesta abbatum Fontanellensium

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Author(s): Rech, Régis
(Deeds of the abbots of Fontenelle) [Gesta sanctorum patrum Fontanellensis coenobii] ca 823-45. Normandy. Latin chronicle of Benedictine Abbots of Fontenelle (Normandy). The Gesta retrace the lives and salient deeds of the abbots from the foundation of the abbey in 649 by St. Wandrille (whose name it would later adopt) to the abbacy of Anségise (823-33). The first part, written at the behest of Anségise with monastic reform in view, was recast by the same author (the archivist?) and extended to cover Anségise's abbacy…
Date: 2016-10-17

Chronicon S. Medardi Suessionensis

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Author(s): Rech, Régis
13th century. France. Latin universal chronicle of St. Médard of Soissons. Extending from the birth of Christ to 1249, this text was possibly compiled by Gobert of Coincy (Gobertus de Coinciaco), Benedictine monk (later prior) at Vic sur Aisne (1223-54). He interrupted his writing when appointed chief prior of St Médard in 1254, but resumed it in 1260, mainly with personal details. He also included several details concerning Gautier de Coincy and the Crusades. The work is extant in a unique manuscript copied at the end of the 13th century, Paris, BnF, lat. 4998.Rech, RégisBibliography Tex…
Date: 2016-10-17

Nicolaus of Bray

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Author(s): Rech, Régis
[Braviacensis] 13th century. France. Author of a Latin epic poem on deeds of Louis VIII. Probably dean of the church at Bray-sur-Seine, he was present when the royal army laid siege to Avignon in 1226. He wrote an 1870 line epic poem Gesta Ludovici VIII in praise of the King of France, Louis VIII le Lion, which he dedicated to William of Auvergne, Bishop of Paris from 1228 to 1248. In it he lays stress on the coronation of Louis, his military foray into the Poitou, Aunis and Saintonge in 1224, hi…
Date: 2016-10-17

Hugh of Poitiers

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Author(s): Rech, Régis
[Hugo Pictavinus] 12th century. France. Author of a Latin history of the Benedictine monastery of Vézelay (Bourgogne, France). Hugh entered the abbey during the time of the abbot Ponce of Montboissier (1138-61), brother of Peter the Venerable. After Ponce's death, Hugh became secretary to the new abbot Guillaume de Mello. Judging by his literary output he must have had an excellent education. He compiled the cartulary of the abbey as a source for its history, the Historia Vizeliacensis monasterii. The cartulary lays the foundations for the abbey's claims to exemptions and…
Date: 2016-10-17

Historia monasterii Usercensis

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Author(s): Rech, Régis
ca 1148. France. Latin chronicle of the Benedictine monastery of Uzerche in Limousin. Short chronicle from the foundation of the monastery (which the author attributes to Pippin in 760) to the abdication of abbot Bernard ca 1148 and his subsequent retreat to the monastery of Obazine. While it is essentially a history of the monastery, it also sheds light on the noble families of the Limousin. No masnucript survives. It was first published by E. Baluze in Historia Tutelensis libri tres, 1717.Rech, RégisBibliography Text: Recueil des historiens des Gaules, 14, 334-42. J.-B. Champeval, Car…
Date: 2016-10-17

William of Rubruck

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Author(s): Rech, Régis
[Guillelmus de Rubruquis] ca 1215/20-1293. France, Asia. Franciscan author of a Latin account of attempt to Christianise the Mongols. Born in Rubrouck (Southern Flanders), William joined the Crusade in 1248, probably in the entourage of St. Louis. He stayed in St. Jean d'Acre until 1253 when the report of a Mongol khan's conversion to Christianity inspired him to spread the Gospel among his people. With a letter of recommendation from Louis, he went to the Great Khan Möngke in Karakorum,…
Date: 2016-10-17

Flodoard of Reims

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Author(s): Rech, Régis
10th century. France. Born in 894, probably in Epernay, Flodoard studied at Reims in the school recently restored by Archbishop Fulk(882-900). Although a canon of the cathedral supported by archbishops Hervé (900-22) and Séulf (923-5) his career was jeopardised by his backing of a monk, Artaud, in the latter's attempt to be elected to the archbishopric. Artaud sent him on missions to Rome (936-9) and to the Synod of Ingelheim in 948. He was elected bishop of Noyon in 951 but was supplanted in 95…
Date: 2016-10-17

Hugh of Fleury

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Author(s): Rech, Régis
early 12th century. France. Author of Latin histories of popes, emperors and French kings. Nothing is known of the life of this Benedictine monk of Fleury (Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire), except that he died some time after 1122. His work testifies to his love of the chronicle genre, as he started with brief preparatory compilations before proceeding to two more ambitious enterprises.His four-book Gesta Romanorum imperatorum, also known as Historia ecclesiastica, relates the history of popes and emperors from Augustus to the death of Charlemagne. It was finished by 11…
Date: 2016-10-17

Annales Bertiniani

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Author(s): Rech, Régis
(Annals of St. Bertin) 9th century. Northern France. Latin chronicle of West Frankish kings. In fact the work's connection with the Benedictine Abbey of St. Bertin near Thérouanne is limited to the fact that the first manuscript (St. Omer) was discovered there. (Contrast the Annales Sithienses , also 9th century, which apparently really were from St. Bertin.)This is the continuation for West Francia of the Annales regni Francorum, covering the years 830-82. It was written in three stages: the slightly expanded copy of the royal annals for 741-830 and the contin…
Date: 2016-10-17

John of St. Victor

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Author(s): Rech, Régis
[Iohannes Parisiensis canonicus S. Victoris] 14th century. France. Author of a Latin universal chronicle, the Memoriale historiarum. Born in the 1260s, probably in Normandy and not in England as sometimes thought, John became a canon at the end of the 1280s, after studying theology at university. His career was spent in the Paris region. At the instigation of his abbot, Guillaume de Rebais, he wrote a universal chronicle in annalistic form by 1308 (Paris, BnF, Arsenal, 1117), which in its present state runs fro…
Date: 2016-10-17

Geoffrey of Collion

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Author(s): Rech, Régis
[Gaufridus de Collone] d. ca 1295. France. Priest and Benedictine monk of St Pierre-le-Vif at Sens (Yonne, France), Geoffrey counted abbots and archbishops in his family. Author of two historical works. His Libellus super reliquiis, a handbook for visitors, describes the abbey's relics in the context of the history of the house, particularly the abbacy of his uncle, Geoffroy de Montigny. His universal chronicle from the birth of Christ to 1294 dwells largely on the history of the archbishops of Sens, using as sources the chronicle of Odorannus of Sens, the Chronicon S. Petri Vivi, Martin…
Date: 2016-10-17

Richer of St. Rémi

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Author(s): Rech, Régis
[Richerus Remensis; of Reims] fl. 990. France. Born into a family of the lesser nobility serving the Carolingian King Louis IV and afterwards his widow Gerberga, Richer became a Benedictine monk at St. Rémi in Reims. With Gerbert of Aurillac as teacher at Reims, and later Heribrand at Chartres, Richer was well-versed in the classical authors, medicine and mathematics.Between 991 and 998 he composed his four-book Latin Historia, which he dedicated to Gerbert, who was by now archbishop of Reims. After a geographical description of the world, and Gaul in particula…
Date: 2016-10-17

Adam of Clermont

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Author(s): Rech, Régis
late 13th century. France. Perhaps chaplain of the Dominican Bishop of Clermont, Guy de la Tour du Pin. Around 1270 he composed his Flores Historiarum dedicated to Pope Gregory X, (eight manuscripts including Paris, BnF, lat. 4907A), and Speculum gestorum mundi (five manuscripts), both abbreviations of Vincent of Beauvais' Speculum Historiale, with a few additions from Gerald Frachet's universal chronicle.Rech, RégisBibliography Text P. Holder-Egger, MGH SS, XXVI. Literature A. Nadeau, "Deux abrégés du Speculum Historiale par Adam de Clermont", in Vincent de Beauvais: Inten…
Date: 2016-10-17

John of Marmoutier

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Author(s): Rech, Régis
[Iohannes monachus Maioris monasterii] fl.1170-80. France. An Angevin, he became a Benedictine at Marmoutier Abbey in Tours, during the abbacy of Garnier. Author of two chronicles of Anjou. He has also been credited with other texts concerning the Loire Valley, but his authorship of these has not been universally accepted.About 1170 he rewrote the compilation Chronica de gestis consulum Andegavorum, which he dedicated to King Henry II of England, making particular use of Thomas of Loches. It is in fact a Vita of Henry's father, providing a model for him to follow, including …
Date: 2016-10-17
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