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St Odo

(c. 879—942)

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Alberic II of Spoleto

Alberic II of Spoleto  

(died 954)Alberic II of Spoleto, or rather Alberic of Rome, was the son of Alberic, marquis of Spoleto, and Marozia, daughter of Theophylact “senator of the Romans”. After the ...
Andorra

Andorra  

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A small co‐principality in the Pyrennes, between France and Spain.Physical.Andorra has a landscape of valleys at around 900 m (3000 feet) which rise to peaks at 2900 m (9600 feet). The attractive ...
Bayeux

Bayeux  

A Gallic town, once the Roman Civitas Baiocassium, on the Aure river, near the English Channel. Its Roman street plan lasted into the 17th century. Conceded to the Normans in ...
church history

church history  

The central institution of medieval society, the church underwent important changes during the MA, and its evolution had a profound effect on the general history of the period. The main ...
Cluniacs

Cluniacs  

[Ge]A Roman Catholic monastic order established in ad 910 of which the abbey of Cluny near Maçon, France, was the parent house. All the daughter houses spread across Europe owed allegiance to Cluny. ...
Cluny

Cluny  

A Benedictine monastery in eastern France, founded in 910 and introducing a period of monastic reform based on strict observance of the Benedictine Rule; the abbey was subject only to the pope, and ...
Fleury

Fleury  

The place owed its celebrity to the (real or supposed) transference hither in the 7th cent. of the remains of Sts Benedict and Scholastica from Monte Cassino and the monastery erected to house them. ...
Latin prose style

Latin prose style  

The period from the Church Fathers to the early Renaissance saw the evolution of various distinctive ways of writing Latin prose.1. Overview of Latin prose styles in the MA2. Prose rhythm3. ...
Mary Magdalene

Mary Magdalene  

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(1st century).This follower of Christ, ‘out of whom he had cast seven devils’, who stood by his cross, went to anoint his body at the tomb, and to whom the risen Christ appeared on Easter Sunday ...
Monte Cassino

Monte Cassino  

A hill in central Italy near the town of Cassino, the site of the principal monastery of the Benedictines, founded by St Benedict c.529. The monastery and the town were destroyed in 1944 during ...
Remigius of Auxerre

Remigius of Auxerre  

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(c.841–c.908), scholar and teacher. He was a monk of St Germanus, Auxerre. He taught there, at Reims, and then at Paris. He followed a comprehensive programme based on literary and moral texts, ...
rhythmical office

rhythmical office  

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A form of the Divine Office, popular in the Middle Ages, in which not only the hymns but also almost all the other parts except the psalms and lessons were put into metre or rhyme.
St Mayeul

St Mayeul  

(c.906–94) Abbot of Cluny.Successor of Odo in 942, Mayeul contributed to the growth and expansion of the Cluniac order. He reformed numerous monasteries, was captured by the Saracens and ...
St Odilo

St Odilo  

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(961/2–1049), Abbot of Cluny from 994. Under him the number of Cluniac houses increased and the order was strengthened by his plan of centralization, whereby most of the reformed monasteries were ...

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