Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Vita Iohannis abbatis Gorziensis
(1,380 words)

Life of John abbot of Gorze

John of St Arnoul

Date: 978-84

Original Language: Latin


The subject of the Vita, John of Gorze (c. 900-74), was an important monastic reformer and abbot in Lorraine. He was born at Vandières, south of Metz in the Moselle valley, to a wealthy landowner. He was sent to study first at a school in Metz and then at the Benedictine monastery of St Mihiel. In 933, he was appointed with six ot…

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Frassetto, Michael , “ Vita Iohannis abbatis Gorziensis”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 14 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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