The Cartulary of Montier-en-Der, 666-1129

The Cartulary of Montier-en-Der, 666-1129

Edited by Constance Brittain Bouchard
Volume: 108
Copyright Date: 2004
Pages: 440
https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.3138/9781442680647
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    The Cartulary of Montier-en-Der, 666-1129
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    The monastery of Montier-en-Der, on the border between Champagne and Lorraine, was one of the most important monasteries of the Middle Ages. Its cartulary, put together in the 1120s at the height of the monastery's prestige and wealth, is a crucial source of information for the history of west Francia before the twelfth century and is here published in full for the first time.

    Constance Brittain Bouchard begins the edition with a concise history of the monastery, codicological information on the cartulary and the other manuscripts that contain copies of charters from Montier-en-Der, and a close discussion of thepolytpyqueand the forged charters found within the cartulary. The Latin text of each charter is preceded by a summary of its contents, including notes identifying place names and individuals. The edition also includes a chronology for the charters, a bibliography of works on the abbey, and several maps. With information on popes, kings, and counts, on manorial structures and the obligations of peasant tenants, and on monastic reform, the cartulary will be an essential resource for the study of religious history and of the middle ages in France.

    eISBN: 978-1-4426-8064-7
    Subjects: History

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-iv)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. v-vi)
  3. PREFACE
    (pp. vii-viii)
  4. ABBREVIATIONS
    (pp. ix-2)
  5. INTRODUCTION
    (pp. 3-40)

    The first cartulary of Montier-en-Der, compiled in the 1120s,¹ is made up of documents dating from the seventh to the twelfth centuries. This cartulary, now preserved as 7 H 1 at the Archives départementales de la Haute-Marne in Chaumont, records the history of the first 450 years of a Benedictine house located in central Francia. A few of its original charters (or in some cases pseudo-originals) survive, and there are also a few charters from the monastery’s first centuries that are not in the cartulary, but do still exist, primarily in later copies. However, for most of the monastery’s transactions...

  6. CHRONOLOGICAL CROSS-LISTING
    (pp. 41-44)
  7. THE CARTULARY
    (pp. 45-342)

    Priuilegium a Childerico rege Sancto Berchario datum abbati¹ de monasterio Putiolos.

    Celsitudo regalis clementiae religiosorum uirorum petitionibus semper debet annuere, maxime gerentibus studium curae aecclesiasticae, quatinus diuinum cultum exibentibus benigno affectu subueniat, et opem suae defensionis impendat, ut eorum oratio apud Domini clementiam nobis succurrat, et propace et stabilitate regni nostri iugiter interueniat. Quapropter ad notitiam cunctorum peruenire iubemus, quoniam adiit serenitatem nostram uenerandus ac religiosus abbas Bercharius, supplicans ut concederemus ei quendam locum in foreste Deruo et in fine Vuasciacinse,² in quo sibi liceret construere monasterium, et ut daremus sumptus ac predia, per quae ea quae competerent monaste-rio uel...

  8. APPENDIX
    (pp. 343-362)
  9. LIST OF ABBOTS
    (pp. 363-366)
  10. WORKS CITED
    (pp. 367-374)
  11. INDEX OF PERSONS
    (pp. 375-394)
  12. INDEX OF PLACES
    (pp. 395-404)