Historia de Sancto Cuthberto
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10th or 11th century. England. A brief Latin prose chronicle produced within the northern English monastic community of St. Cuthbert. Although concerned with the life of a saint, its primary interest is the development of the monastic community, its move from Lindisfarne to Chester-le-Street, and particularly its accumulation of land, wealth, and political power. The sources of the chronicle include at least three lives of St. Cuthbert. It may have influenced John Wessington's Libellus de exordio et statu ecclesie cathedralis Dunelmensis and was a likely source for Symeon of Durham'…

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Kennedy, Edward Donald, “Historia de Sancto Cuthberto”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 18 November 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_001167>
First published online: 2016



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