Walter, Archdeacon of Thérouanne
The Life of Count Charles of Flanders, The Life of Lord John, Bishop of Thérouanne
And Related Works
- Pages: 276 p.
- Size:156 x 234 mm
- Illustrations:1 maps b/w
- Publication Year:2024
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- ISBN: 978-2-503-60507-4
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- ISBN: 978-2-503-60508-1
This volume contains the first English translations of Walter of Thérouanne’s biographies of Charles the Good, count of Flanders (1119-1127) and John of Warneton, bishop of Thérouanne (1099-1130).
Jeff Rider is a professor of medieval literature and history at Wesleyan University. He is the author, editor or translator of eleven books (including Corpus Christianorum, Continuatio Mediaevalis, vol. 131 and 217) and has published over forty articles.
This volume revolves around three men who knew each other well, oversaw the political and spiritual life of much of northern France and Flanders during the first third of the twelfth century, and died within five years of one another: Charles the Good, count of Flanders from 1119 to 1127; John of Warneton, archdeacon of Arras from 1096 to 1099 and bishop of Thérouanne from 1099 to 1130; and their common biographer, Walter, archdeacon of Thérouanne from 1116 to 1132. The volume includes a detailed historical introduction and offers the first English translations of Walter's biographies of Charles and John and of several other texts: Lambert of Saint-Omer’s Genealogy of the Counts of Flanders and its continuation, poems on the death of Charles the Good, the inquest into his murder, and selections from Galbert of Marchiennes’ The Transferal of Saint Jonatus to the Village of Sailly-en-Ostrevant, Simon of Saint Bertin’s continuation of the Deeds of the Abbots of Saint Bertin’s, Andreas of Marchiennes’ The Miracles of Saint Rictrude, and the third Genealogy of the Flemish Counts (Flandria generosa). The works translated in this volume are the principal sources for the reign and assassination of Charles the Good and the bishopric of John of Warneton that have not yet been translated into English. This volume will be of particular interest to scholars of medieval Flanders and to medieval legal, ecclesiastical, political and social historians in general.
Most of the source texts of this volume were edited in 2006 by Jeff Rider (Corpus Christianorum, Continuatio Mediaevalis, vol. 217). References to the corresponding pages of the Corpus Christianorum edition are provided in the margins of this translation.
Charles the Good
John of Warneton
Walter of Thérouanne
Sources and Principles of the Translations
The Life of Count Charles of Flanders
The Life of Lord John, Bishop of Thérouanne
1. Lambert of Saint-Omer, Genealogy of the Counts of Flanders and its continuation
2. Poems on the Death of Charles the Good
3. Inquest into the Assassination of Count Charles
4. Selections from Galbert of Marchiennes (?), The Transferal of Saint Jonatus to the Village of Sailly-en-Ostrevant
5. Selections from Simon of Saint Bertin’s, Deeds of the Abbots of Saint Bertin’s
6. Selections from Andreas of Marchiennes, The Miracles of Saint Rictrude
7. The End of the Third Genealogy of the Flemish Counts
Map of Flanders c. 1127
Genealogy of the Counts of Flanders
Genealogy of the Erembalds
Index of Scriptural References
Index of Non-Biblical Sources