A Translation of the Chronicle of the Abbey of Morigny, France, c. 1100-1150 (Mediaeval Studies 22)

A Translation of the Chronicle of the Abbey of Morigny, France, c. 1100-1150 (Mediaeval Studies 22)

By: Richard C. Cusimano (contributor)Hardback

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Written in the 12th century by monks at the Benedictine abbey of Morigny, the Chronicle describes the abbey's foundation, its purchase by King Philip I, its difficulties surviving its initial poverty, and its quarrel over proprietorships with the canons of the church of Saint-Martin in Old Etampes.

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Part 1 Introduction: background; the founding of the Abbey of Morigny; the early abbots; the later history of the Abbey; a postscript on the text and translation. Part 2 Book 1: the prologue; the earliest acquisitions of the Abbey; the labours of Baldwin at the Manor of Maisons, 1102; Abbot Thiou's accomplishments and prayer. Part 3 Book 2: the prologue; the founding of the Abbey; King Philip I acquires the Abbey, 1096; a quick succession of abbots; the election of Abbot Thomas amid hard times; some accomplishments of Abbot Thomas; the cultivation of the Manor of Bleville; struggle for possession of the church of Saint-Martin; a charter from the Archbishop of Sens; other gifts to the Abbey; warfare between Louis VI and Theobald IV; Hugh of Crecy murders Milo II of Montlhery, 1118; Pope Gelasius II visits France; he dies at Cluny, 1119; the installation of Gregory VIII, 1118; the election of Pope Calixtus II at Cluny, 1119; conflict over burial of the dead, 1119; the discord reaches the Royal Court, 1119; the letter of Abbot Thomas to the Archbishop of Sens; Pope Calixtus II visits Etampes, fall 1119; Calixtus II dedicates the Abbey church, 1119; discord over burials reaches the Papal Court; Abbot Thomas writes to the Papal Chancellor Chrysogonus; royal support for the Abbey, 1120; additional acquisitions of the Abbey; the debate over Simony at the Abbey; the dismissal of Stephen of Garlande from court, 1127; the Abbey gains the churches of Old Etampes; attack on the monks of Morigny in Old Etampes, 1129; judgement at Poissy, 1129; the election of Pope Innocent II, 1130; the schism of Peter Leo, Anacletus II, 1130-38; the council of Etampes recognizes Innocent II, 1130; Pope Innocent II visits the Abbey, 1131; Innocent II consecrates the altar of the Abbey church; Lothar III recognizes Innocent II as pope, 1131; Pope Innocent II lingers in France, 1131; the death of Prince Philip, October 13, 1131; Innocent II consoles Louis VI at the council of Reims; the anointing of Prince Louis at Reims; other kings recognize Innocent II as pope; the Carthusians support Innocent II as pope. Part 4 Book 3: the prologue, with Abbot Thomas as another Moses; a eulogy for Abbot Thomas; the death of William X of Aquitaine, 1137; Prince Louis marries Eleanor of Aquitaine; death of King Louis VI, August 1, 1137; King Louis VII begins his reign, 1137; Peter Leo expels Innocent II from Rome, 1133; Innocent II returns to Rome, 1138; Innocent II addresses the second Lateran Council; Innocent II annuls the decrees of Peter Leo; the demotions and demolitions decreed by Innocent II; the Archbishop of Sens suspends Abbot Thomas; Abbot Thomas resigns from office, 1140; Louis VII interferes in the election of the next Abbot; the monks of Morigny elect Macaire as Abbot, 1140; violence over the church of Saint-Martin; conflict over the archbishopric of Bourges, 1141; death comes for three popes, 1143-45; Lucius II reforms the Abbey of Saint-Benoit; the election of Thevin as Abbo

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  • publication date: 31/07/2003
  • ISBN13: 9780773466371
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9780773466371
  • ISBN10: 0773466371

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