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By Patrick Healy

This e-book is an in depth learn of Hugh of Flavigny and his chronicle, that is generally known as some of the most very important narratives of a very important interval of ecu background, that's, the Investiture Contest. Hugh's "Chronicon" is critical in a few methods: as a special source-book for the most very important basic records (especially papal letters) generated by way of the Investiture Contest; as an extraordinary autograph manuscript which supplies an immense perception into modern modes of composition and compilation; as an immense historical past of the 'local' results of the Investiture Contest within the dioceses of Verdun and Autun; and as a remarkable autobiography of the writer, Hugh of Flavigny. these kind of points are coated during this examine through Patrick Healy. different chapters examine the context of the paintings by way of ecclesiastical politics and use an research of the political and theological resources to demonstrate the highbrow makeup of a latest monk, publicist - and polemicist.

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Cf. Robinson, ‘Schlettstädter Codex’, seventy six. fifty four Reg. 2. forty five, p. 185/5ff: Quia vero te, Rodulfe dico, ducem et karissimum sancti Petri filium …. fifty five Cf. Robinson, ‘Schlettstädter Codex’, seventy seven. fifty six Vita Gregorii Septimi, c. 36, Heiligenkreuz, Stiftsbibliothek 12, f. 185r = EV no. eight, pp. 16–18. fifty three 110 The Chronicle of Hugh of Flavigny Vita, this merchandise is instantly via one other papal letter to a count number Adalbert (possibly of Calw) and his spouse of 26 October 1074. fifty seven during this letter, Pope Gregory warned the count number and his spouse opposed to simoniacal and unchaste clergy: that's, the content material of this missive is thematically on the topic of the surviving goods of the Sélestat assortment. In Paul’s Vita this letter to count number Albert is back preceded by means of a rubric: ‘similarly [a letter] to laymen in aid of an analogous decrees’ (item advert laicos professional iisdem institutis). The similarity of this rubric to the single formerly mentioned strongly means that the letter to count number Albert in Paul’s Vita shaped a part of Bernold’s unique letter assortment. within the Vita, the instantly following merchandise is one other letter of Gregory VII of past due 1075, urging the trustworthy in Germany to withstand bishops who tolerate simony and clerical marriage. fifty eight back, this letter is the same in subject and purpose to the weather of Bernold’s assortment surviving within the Sélestat codex. It additionally possesses a rubric just like those already thought of: ‘that not anyone is to obey bishops who condemn or forget the aforesaid statutes’ (ut nullus obediat episcopis praefata statuta contemnentibus vel negligentibus). This letter can be transcribed in Hugh’s Chronicon, the place it instantly follows the letter to the south German dukes. fifty nine within the Chronicon, it's brought with the subsequent passage in show capitals: ‘similarly [a letter] to all clerics and laymen positioned within the nation of the Germans about the comparable subject’ (item advert omnes clericos et laicos in regno Theuthonicorum constitutos de eadem re). In either the Vita and the Chronicon, for that reason, this letter is transcribed in shut proximity to the surviving goods of Bernold’s letter assortment and in either works this letter is brought in a way redolent of the rubric previous Gregory VII’s letter to the south German dukes in Bernold’s assortment: ‘likewise to the laity for the carrying-out of the above statutes’. it truly is most likely, consequently, that Gregory’s letter of past due 1075 to the clergy and laity in Germany shaped a part of Bernold’s unique letter assortment. another truth has a tendency to the inclusion of the final 3 goods within the unique letter assortment: their date. All 3 have been composed prior to 1076, wherein time the Apologeticus and the hooked up letter assortment went into move. therefore, there have been most likely at the least six goods in Bernold’s unique assortment: the 3 goods of the extant assortment (EV nos nine and 10, Reg. 2. 45), and another 3 goods that happen in shut proximity to the surviving letters of the gathering within the Vita of Paul of Bernried and the Chronicon of Hugh of Flavigny (EV no.

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