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Adam von St. Victor

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Author(s): Lawo, Mathias
[German Version] (apparently died Jan 14, at the latest in 1146) was the author of hymn-like sequences (“later style”). His background, biographical data, and works attributed to him are disputed. While earlier scholarship ( LMA I, 1990, 110f.) equated him with Adam Brito mentioned in the necrology of St. Victor – who, according to later sources, died in 1192 –, Fassler sees him as the canon Adam attested as the “praecentor” of the cathedral chapter of Notre-Dame (Paris) from 1107 to 1133, who withdrew to St. Victor around 1133. Mathias Lawo Bibliography M.E. Fassler, “Who Was Adam of …

Caesarius of Heisterbach

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Author(s): Lawo, Mathias
[German Version] (c. 1180 – after 1240) was educated at Cologne (school of St. Andrew, cathedral school); in 1199 he entered the Cistercian monastery at Heisterbach, where he is documented as novice master in 1221 (Neininger). He became prior some time after 1226. An incomplete catalogue ¶ ( Epistola catalogica, c. 1240) of his works, all in Latin, comprises 36 entries (14 previously unknown) – besides lost anti-heretical polemics, a few exegetical works, approx. 200 homilies and sermons interspersed with exempla, but also historical and hagiographic writings: a Continuatio catalog…