Academic journal article The Catholic Historical Review

The Cartulary of St-Marcel-Les-Chalon, 779-1126

Academic journal article The Catholic Historical Review

The Cartulary of St-Marcel-Les-Chalon, 779-1126

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The Cartulary of St-Marcel-1s-Chalon, 779-1126. Edited by Constance Brittain Bouchard. Medieval Academy Books, No. 102.] (Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Medieval Academy of America. 1998. Pp. x, 179. $24.00.)

Created in the early twelfth century, the cartulary of St-Marcel-les-Chalon, which was founded in the Saone Valley about sixty kilometers north of Macon in c. 584 and re-founded as a dependent priory of Cluny in c. 990, includes 122 charters, the originals of which have all perished except for a 779 charter of Charlemagne's (no. 3). During the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, charters from the cartulary were copied individually or in small sets into various collections; two copies of the cartulary were also made, one including all but one of the charters in the early twelfth-century manuscript. Besides Charlemagne's charter and a forged charter of King Guntram dated 584, the cartulary contains six charters from the ninth century (two of them forgeries), twelve from the tenth, seventy-six from the eleventh, and twenty-six from the twelfth century down to 1126.

Although an edition of the Cartulary of St-Marcel-les-Chalon was published in 1896, the great value of Constance Brittain Bouchard's new edition of the same text is evident and not simply because the previous Carat de Chizy edition is now difficult to obtain (Cartulaire du prieur6 de Saint-Marcel-les-Chalon, edited by Marcel and Paul Carat de Chizy [Chalon-sur-Saone], 1894). Instead of normalizing the text of the cartulary, as the previous editors did, Bouchard now publishes an accurate transcription of the early twelfth-century manuscript of the cartulary (BnF MS nouv. acqu. Lat. …

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