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Hugh of Fleury
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(also called Hugh of Sancta Maria; died c. 1120). Hugh, a Benedictine chronicler at Fleury, was closely connected with Ivo of Chartres. His treatise on church policy, De regia potestate et sacerdotali dignitate takes a mediating position in the Investiture Controversy. Other major works include a widely read Historia ecclesiastica (down to the 9th cent.), extant in two versions, and a continuation written as a chronicle of the kings of France. His other writings include hagiographic material.


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Merz, Brigit, “Hugh of Fleury”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 18 September 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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