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Martin of Troppau (Polonus)
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(Martinus Polonus; before 1230, Troppau [today Opava] – Jun 12, 1278, Bologna). Initially a Dominican in Prague, Martin became papal chaplain and apostolic penitentiary in Rome; on May 21, 1278, he was consecrated archbishop of Gniezno in Viterbo. He is best known as a chronicler. His Chronicon pontificum et imperatorum (Chronicles: IV), replete with anecdotes and fables, was widely read; its many extensions and imitations gave rise to a genre of “Martin chronicles.”

Bibliography

A.-D. v. den Brincken, LThK 3 VI, 1997, 1429 (bibl.).

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Hauptmann, Peter, “Martin of Troppau (Polonus)”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 18 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_13661>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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