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Hugh of Fleury

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Author(s): Merz, Brigit
[German Version] (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. Brigit Merz Bibliography N. Lettinick, “Pour une édition critique d…