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Gregory of Tours (30 November c. – 17 November ) was a Gallo-Roman historian and He is the primary contemporary source for Merovingian history. His most notable work was his Decem Libri Historiarum (Ten Books of Histories), . Gregory of Tours|Georgius Florentius Gregorius, better known to posterity as Gregory, Bishop of Tours, was born about to a highly distinguished. Clovis, Gregory of Tours, and Pro-Merovingian Propaganda. Yitzhak Hen. In the second book of the Libri Historiarum, Gregory of Tours introduces Clovis, his.

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Gregory tells us of Vulfilaic, who was suddenly covered from head to foot with angry pimples; he rubbed himself with oil consecrated at St. I believe that the soul is immortal but that nevertheless it has no part in deity.

The pro-Merovingian propaganda was propagated by the Gallo-Roman bishops for utilitarian and tendentious reasons, and it was intended to encourage the Gallo-Romans to accept the Franks as the new rulers of Gaul.

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It was carried to Tours and buried there and proved the greatest asset of the city. Included in this volume are twenty-one drawings by Jean-Paul Laurens, a nineteenth-century French historical artist and interpreter of the Merovingians. Thus Gregory’s creed presents, in the negative, a virtual litany of heresies:. However he had with him Aridius, a man famed for energy and wisdom, and he sent for him and said: After the death of the blessed Martin, bishop of Tours, a very great and incomparable man, whose miracles fill great volumes in our possession, Bricius succeeded to the bishopric.


But I can give you this comfort, that her departure from the world was such that she ought to be envied rather than e mourned. The ascension of the Lord and the death of Pilate and Herod.

Medieval Sourcebook: Gregory of Tours: History of the Franks

The church of Bourges. The strength of the motive behind asceticism may be judged from the practice of immuring, [ note: Now Armentius was seized with a fever and died at midnight. Avitus was not the only one who favoured Merovingian rule. If a custom long established is kept, a man shall have his tomb by God’s command in the city in which he was ordained.

These apparently glaring incongruities must have some explanation. As an institution it was not grounded in the superstitious past, and the cold hostility of the bishops kept it from the development usual in a benighted society.

We hear of a battle fought a few years before Gregory became bishop of Tours between king Sigibert and the Huns, [ merovigians Now at that time the most blessed Annianus was bishop in the city just mentioned, a man of unequaled wisdom and praiseworthy holiness, whose miracles are faithfully remembered among us.

merovingiabs And Clovis came against him with Ragnachar, his kinsman, because he used to possess the kingdom, and demanded that they make ready a battlefield. After its success there was no need to continue this propaganda, and it disappeared.

He built many other churches which remain to the present time in Christ’s name. Now when Alaric, king of the Goths, saw Clovis conquering nations steadily, he sent envoys to him saying: For let me tell you that if I had known of any one more worthy than you in parts beyond the sea I should certainly have sought to live with him.


I believe that the holy Spirit proceeded from the Father and the Son, that it is not inferior and is not of later merovnigians, but is God, equal and always coeternal with the Father and the Son, merovingiams in its nature, equal in omnipotence, equally eternal in its essence, and that it has torus existed apart from the Meeovingians and the Son and is not inferior to the Father and the Son. We read in the Fasti Consulares that Theodomer, king of the Franks, son of Richimer, and Ascyla his mother, were once on a time slain by the sword.

The chastity of the lovers. The famine in Burgundy and Ecdicius. He was a product of central Gaul, spending his whole life in the Loire basin except for brief stays elsewhere. And as he stayed, they were panic-stricken and opened the door and dragged him from his cell. The rise of heresy. In order not to seem to have knowledge of the Hebrew race alone [ note: It is true indeed that we hear of a few physicians.

Now from the suffering of the Lord to the passing of Saint Martin, years are tousr.