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Fleury Abbey
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[German Version]

(Floriacum; Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire), monastery founded in the Merovingian period. After transferring the bones of St. Benedict of Nursia there and changing the patron (former: Saint-Pierre), it rose to become an important center of Benedictine monasticism in the Carolingian period. After its destruction by the Normans, it was restored under Cluniac influence (Cluny). Its library and scriptorium flourished from 800 until 1150, especially under the abbots Abbo and Gauzlin. The historiographic tradition in the 11th century (Aimoin and Andreas of F…

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Hartmann, Martina, “Fleury Abbey”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 29 October 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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