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Baldwin I

Baldwin I  

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(c. 1058–1118)King of Jerusalem (1100–18). On the death of his brother, Godfrey of Bouillon, he was crowned first King of Jerusalem. He foiled the ambitions of the Patriarch Daimbert and ensured that ...
Cambrai

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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2010
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A politically valuable frontier town, Cambrai was near the French, Flemish, and German borders, with bishops dominant from the 10th

Cambrai

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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2005
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History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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The town of Cambrai (Cameracum), now a sub-prefecture of the département du Nord, appears in sources in the

Clement

Clement  

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(1342–1394)In the absence of official recognition by the Roman Church, Clement VII remains in the eyes of history the first of the Popes of Avignon to inaugurate the period ...
confessors' manuals

confessors' manuals  

The first medieval confessors' manual is generally considered to be Alan of Lille's Liber paenitentialis at the end of the 12th century. Chronologically, confessors' manuals followed the Penitentials ...
dubbing

dubbing  

Dubbing, conferring the characteristic weapons of knighthood, made a man a knight. At the time of its appearance in the 11th c., it had only a utilitarian character and was ...
Entry Into Jerusalem

Entry Into Jerusalem  

Celebrated on Palm Sunday, Christ's Entry marks the beginning of his Passion (Mt 21:1–11, Mk 11:1–10, Lk 19:29–40, Jn 12:12–19). Its imagery shifted with shifting interpretations of the Passion. On ...
free cities

free cities  

Formed a privileged category in Rome's system of provincial government. In the east the status ultimately derived from the blanket declaration of Greek freedom by Quinctius Flamininus (196 bc); by ...
Gerard of Abbeville

Gerard of Abbeville  

(d. 1272) Secular theologian, he founded the college of Sorbonne with Robert of Sorbonne.Following William of St-Amour, he disputed against the possibility of mendicant teaching at the University of ...
Gothic Sculpture

Gothic Sculpture  

Northern France had not ignored sculpture in the Romanesque period: its workshops had produced capitals decorated with foliage or animals, but rarely with the human figure, and the great sculpted ...
Lobbes

Lobbes  

(abbey) Benedictine house in the county of Hainaut, founded c.660–70 by a converted brigand, St Landelin, and the bishop of Cambrai. His successor Ursmer, an energetic missionary, started the ...
Low Countries

Low Countries  

1. Definition2. Topography and settlement3. Language4. Law5. Religion6. Economy7. Political evolution1. Definition2. Topography and settlement3. Language4. Law5. Religion6. Economy7. Political ...
Marie de Champagne

Marie de Champagne  

Daughter of Eleanor of Aquitaine and Louis VII of France. She set up at Troyes from the 1160s a cultural centre modelled on that of her mother at Poitiers. Her most famous protégé was Chrétien de ...
Odo of Tournai

Odo of Tournai  

(1060?–1113) Schoolmaster of Tournai;author of philosophical and theological treatises, abbot; bishop of Cambrai (1105).JSOOdo of Tournai, On Original Sin, and … Concerning the Advent of Christ: Two ...
Orderic Vitalis

Orderic Vitalis  

(1075–c.1143) English-born author of wide-ranging historical texts; continuator of William of Jumièges’ Gesta Normannorum ducum.Commissioned to write a history of his Norman cloister, he composed the ...
penitentials

penitentials  

Early medieval handbooks for confession originating in the Insular world, particularly in Wales, Cornwall, and Ireland in the 6th century. The oldest specimens are the penitential written by the ...
Pierre d'Ailly

Pierre d'Ailly  

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(1350/1–1420), French theologian. He taught at Paris and in 1397 he became Bp. of Cambrai. His main concern was to find a means of ending the Great Schism. He attended the Council of Pisa, where he ...
Poppo of Stavelot

Poppo of Stavelot  

(978–1048)Offspring of a Noble family of Flanders, disciple of the reformer Richard of Saint-Vanne (from c.1012), Poppo was put by the Emperor Henry II at the head of the ...
Reims

Reims  

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A city of northern France, which was the traditional coronation place of most French kings and is noted for its fine 13th-century Gothic cathedral.
statutes, synodal

statutes, synodal  

Synodal statutes (precepta or statuta synodalia, constitutiones synodales) can be defined as a set of prescriptions at once legal, theological and pastoral, intended to serve as guide to the priest ...

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