Chronicon S. Maxentii
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[Chronique de Saint Maixent]

ca 1126-1140/1. France. Latin universal chronicle and chronicle of the Benedictine Abbaye de Saint-Maixent, Poitou, France (751-1240), written by a monk of the Abbey, sometimes identified with the abbot Pierre Raymond (1134-64). It survives in one 12th-century manuscript, Paris, BnF, lat. 4892, and a 15th-century copy of this, Vatican, BAV, regin. lat. 554. The first part (fols 1-189 in the Paris manuscript) narrates the history of the world from creation to Charlemagne, while the second (fols 189b-207) focuses on…

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Bratu, Cristian and Rech,Régis, “Chronicon S. Maxentii”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 14 December 2018 <>
First published online: 2016

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