The Cartulary-Chronicle of St-Pierre of Béze

Edited by Constance Brittain Bouchard

© 2019

In the early twelfth century a Burgundian monk set out to tell the 500-year history of his monastery, embedded within a broader history of early medieval France. The Cartulary-Chronicle of St.-Pierre of Bèze is both a history of the monastery and a collection of its 331 charters, from its seventh-century foundation until the middle of the twelfth century. Bèze was a Benedictine house whose history included at least six incidents of sacking and destruction – and according to its twelfth-century chronicler it always recovered and emerged stronger than ever.

Combining the history of Burgundy and Francia with the history of his house, John, the chronicler, created a past for Bèze as he wanted it to be remembered. Based on John’s autograph manuscript, The Cartulary-Chronicle of St.-Pierre of Bèze is published here in full for the first time. While the monks of Bèze have often been overshadowed by their more famous neighbors, the monks of Dijon, this edition recounts the history of one of the oldest houses in Burgundy and gives it its proper due.

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  • Series: Medieval Academy Books
  • Division: Scholarly Publishing
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 368 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
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The cartulary-chronicle of the Burgundian monastery of Bèze reveals how a twelfth-century monk viewed the 500-year-long history of his house.

The Cartulary-Chronicle of St-Pierre of Béze

Edited by Constance Brittain Bouchard

© 2019

In the early twelfth century a Burgundian monk set out to tell the 500-year history of his monastery, embedded within a broader history of early medieval France. The Cartulary-Chronicle of St.-Pierre of Bèze is both a history of the monastery and a collection of its 331 charters, from its seventh-century foundation until the middle of the twelfth century. Bèze was a Benedictine house whose history included at least six incidents of sacking and destruction – and according to its twelfth-century chronicler it always recovered and emerged stronger than ever.

Combining the history of Burgundy and Francia with the history of his house, John, the chronicler, created a past for Bèze as he wanted it to be remembered. Based on John’s autograph manuscript, The Cartulary-Chronicle of St.-Pierre of Bèze is published here in full for the first time. While the monks of Bèze have often been overshadowed by their more famous neighbors, the monks of Dijon, this edition recounts the history of one of the oldest houses in Burgundy and gives it its proper due.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • Series: Medieval Academy Books
  • Division: Scholarly Publishing
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 368 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
  • Author Information

    Constance Brittain Bouchard is a distinguished professor emerita in the Department of History at the University of Akron.
  • Table of contents

    Preface
    List of Abbreviations
    Introduction
    List of Abbots
    Chronological List of Documents
    The Cartulary-Chronicle of Bèze
    Appendix
    Works Cited
    Index of People
    Index of Places
    Index of Topics

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