Cartulaire de l'Abbaye de Saint-Etienne de Baigne, en Saintonge

Cartulaire de l'Abbaye de Saint-Etienne de Baigne, en Saintonge

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This 1868 publication contains transcriptions of 549 Latin charters from the eleventh to the thirteenth centuries relating to the early history of the Benedictine abbey of Saint Etienne de Baigne, in south-west France. The thirteenth-century manuscript containing them had been bought after the French Revolution by the bishop of Angouleme, to whom the edition is dedicated. The texts record details of property bequests, donations, land use and taxes, and provide valuable data on the economics and politics of medieval France. The substantial introduction (in French) sets the documents in context, and the book ends with a comprehensive index of names and places, a detailed chronological table keyed to the relevant charters, and a glossary giving the location and modern names of the places mentioned in the charters, with additional notes on their history. The editor had planned to edit two further cartularies, but died in 1867 while completing the more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Latin
  • 1139087819
  • 9781139087810

Table of contents

Epitre dedicatoire; Preface; Cartulaire de Baigne; Table onomastique ou index general des noms d'hommes et de lieux; Table chronologique des Chartes; Table geographique des Chartes ou petit dictionnaire des noms de leiux peu connus; Table more