Bibliography B: 11th and 12th-century heresy and local history


JUNDT, Auguste : Histoire du panthéisme populaire au Moyen Age et au seizième siècle (Paris 1895).

Illuminist movements from the Amalricians to the Anabaptists.

JONES, Rufus M. : The Church’s Debt to Heretics (London 1925).

A brief look at many Early Church and medieval heretics, including Amaury.

ALPHANDÉRY, Paul D. : Le gnosticisme dans les sectes médiévales latines ;

IN : Revue d’histoire et de la philosophie religieuse, vol.7 (Strasbourg 1927) pp.395-411.

He thinks that the third main strand of medieval heresy, to go with dualism and reformism, could be called gnosticism, in which he includes Tanchelm, Eudo, the Ortliebians, the Free Spirit and others.

AEGERTER, Emmanuel : Les hérésies du moyen âge (Paris 1939).

This is a popular introduction (without references but with a bibliography) to selected cases of heresy, including the Amalricians and the Cathars.

LE GOFF, J. (ed.) : Hérésies et Sociétés dans l’Europe préindustrielle, 11e-18e  siècles : communications et débats du Colloque de Royaumont (mai 1962) (Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes – Sorbonne : Civilisation et Sociétés, no.10) (Paris / den Haag 1968).

A massive collection of articles (& huge classified bibliog. by Grundmann).

BECQUET, J. :  Erémitisme et hérésie au moyen âge ;

IN : LE GOFF, J. : Hérésies et Sociétés (see above) pp.139-143.

He considers the possibilities of a relationship between them.

BORST, A. : La transmission de l’hérésie au moyen âge ;

IN : LE GOFF, J. : Hérésies et Sociétés (see above) pp.273-277.

He demonstrates the important fact that, in general, medieval heretics were not in closed societies, and were as much influenced by orthodox as heretical thinkers.

GRUNDMANN, H. : Hérésies savantes et hérésies populaires au moyen âge ;

IN : LE GOFF, J. : Hérésies et Sociétés (see above) pp.209-214.

He makes 2 distinctions, one between learned and popular heresy, and the other between the heresy of the founders and that of the later sect.

COHN, Norman : The Pursuit of the Millennium: Revolutionary Millenarians and Mystical Anarchists of the Middle Ages (3rd edition: London 1970).

This is a fascinating study, not just of millenarian, but also of illuminist, utopian and libertarian movements of many sorts (with an extensive bibliography).

NELSON, Janet L. : Society, theodicy and the origins of medieval heresy: towards a reassessment of the medieval evidence;

IN : BAKER, Derek (ed.): Schism, Heresy and Religious Protest (Papers read at the 10th summer meeting and the 11th winter meeting of the Ecclesiastical History Society) (Studies in Church History no.9) (Cambridge 1972) pp.65-77.

She argues that social disruption and marginalisation led to dissent and, particularly, to a concern over God’s justice and the problem of evil.

LAMBERT, Malcolm : Medieval Heresy: Popular Movements from the Gregorian Reform to the Reformation (2nd edition: Oxford 1992).

Here at last is a careful and comprehensive history of the subject in English, from an historian who is aware of all the differences of interpretation and inadequacies of evidence that attend this study (with maps, a glossary of terms and a bibliography).  It is a huge achievement.

GRUNDMANN, Herbert (transl. ROWAN, Steven): Religious Movements in the Middle Ages: the Historical Links between Heresy, the Mendicant Orders and the Women’s Religious Movement in the 12th and 13th Centuries, with the Historical Foundations of German Mysticism (Notre Dame, Indiana 1995).

This is an English translation of the second (1961) edition of Religiöse Bewegungen, a classic work about medieval spirituality and heresy, which studies many of the attempts to promote a greater personal responsibility in medieval Latin Christian religion.  It also has a biography and an appreciation of Herbert Grundmann by Robert Lerner, and a long bibliography.



GUIZOT, F. :  Collection des mémoires relatifs à l’histoire de France,

vol.6 (Paris 1824).

French translations of early 11th-century chronicles.

vols 11, 12 &13 (Paris 1825).

French translations of the works of Rigord, Guillaume le Breton, Guillaume de Nangis et al. of the reigns of Philippe II and Louis VIII.

MAITLAND, S.R. : Facts and Documents illustrative of the History, Doctrine and Rites of the ancient Albigenses and Waldenses (London 1832).

He tries to clarify past confusions. The longest part of the book consists of English translations of relevant sermons, letters and chronicles, and records (of councils 1163-1254 and inquisitions 1307-23).

STEVENSON, J. : The Church Historians of England, pre-Reformation series, vol.4, part 1 (London 1856).

This volume contains the English translation of the Chronicle of Melrose.

DELABORDE, H.F. : Œuvres de Rigord et de Guillaume le Breton, historiens de Philippe-Auguste (Société de l’histoire de France, no. 279) vol.1 (Paris 1882-85).

The definitive edition of the Latin text of the Gesta Philippi Augusti has a long introduction in French on the authors and their work.

PROU, Maurice (ed.) : RAOUL GLABER : les cinq livres de ses histoires (900-1044) (Paris 1886).

The Latin text has a textual and biographical introduction in French.

CHAVANON, Jules (ed.) : ADÉMAR de CHABANNES : Chronique (Paris 1897)

The Latin text has a textual and biographical introduction in French.

SCOTT, H.von E. & BLAND, C.C.S. (transl.): CAESARIUS of HEISTERBACH: The Dialogue on Miracles (London 1929) 2 vols.

Caesarius collects basket-loads of moral anecdotes and tales of miraculous wonders from recent local history and gossip.  A course in dogmatic superstition.

POGNON, Edmond : L’an mille (Paris 1947)

A general introduction to the period, with many extracts from contemporary writers translated into French, including Raoul Glaber and Adémar de Chabannes.

ROSS, James Bruce & McLAUGHLIN, Mary Martin : The Portable Medieval Reader (New York 1955).

700 pages of English translations from every field of medieval endeavour.

BAUTIER, Robert-Henri & LABORY, Gillette (ed. & transl.) : ANDRÉ de FLEURY : Vie de Gauzlin, abbé de Fleury (Paris 1969).

The Latin text with a French translation and introduction.  Among the appendices is a French translation of the letter of Jean de Fleury to Abbot Oliba.

WAKEFIELD, Walter L. & EVANS, Austin P. : Heresies of the High Middle Ages: selected sources translated and annotated (Records of Civilization: Sources and Studies, no.81) (New York 1969).

This extremely useful collection of English translations of most of the main texts from the 11th to the 13th centuries, has helpful introductions to each piece, notes and a bibliography.

RUSSELL, J.B. (ed.) : Religious Dissent in the Middle Ages (New York 1971)

It contains a selection of original and secondary sources and English translations and has a bibliography.

MOORE, R.I. : The Birth of Popular Heresy (Documents of Medieval History no.1) (London 1975).

English translations of key texts concerning the history of Western heresy in the 11th and 12th centuries, with introductions and bibliography.

PETERS, Edward (ed.) : Heresy and Authority in Medieval Europe: Documents in Translation (University of Pennsylvania 1980).

English translations (many from Maitland, Wakefield & Evans et al.) of original sources concerning 11th-15th century heretics and calls for their repression.

HAMILTON, Janet & Bernard : Christian Dualist Heresies in the Byzantine World c.650 – c.1405 (Manchester 1998).

English translations of all the known medieval sources for information about the Paulician and Bogomil heresies, with an historical introduction, maps and bibliography.



ALPHANDÉRY, Paul D. : Les idées morales chez les hétérodoxes latins au début du XIIIe siècle (Bibliothèque de l’Ecole des Hautes-Etudes, Sciences religieuses, no.16) (Paris 1903).

He suggests some of the social and moral reasons for their success (+ bibliog).

ALPHANDÉRY, Paul D. : De quelques faits de prophétisme dans les sectes latines antérieures au Joachimisme ;

IN : Revue de l’histoire des religions, vol.52 no.2 (juillet-déc.1905) pp.177-218.

This study of 11th to early 13th-century prophecy and pseudo-prophecy includes Leutard, Tanchelm, the Amalricians and the Ortliebians.

ALPHANDÉRY, Paul D. : Notes sur le messianisme médiéval latin (XIe-XIIe siècles) (Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes : section des sciences religieuses) (Paris 1912).

Messianic expectations and legends attached to medieval heroes.

EVANS, Austin P.: Social aspects of medieval heresy;

IN : Persecution and Liberty, essays in honor of G.L. BURR (New York 1931) pp.93-116.

The relationship between heresy and social unrest in the 12th & 13th centuries.

CONGAR, Y.M.J. : ‘Arriana haeresis’ comme désignation du néo-manichéisme au XIIe siècle ;

IN : Revue des sciences philosophiques et théologiques, vol.43 (Paris 1959) pp.449-461.

He finds that Arians had come to typify both those who re-baptized and those who were unsafe on the doctrine of the Trinity (particularly if they were thought to subordinate the Son to the Father) but, as Arians had posed one of the biggest threats in the past, it could just have been a good name for any dangerous heretic.

MAISONNEUVE, Henri : Etudes sur les origines de l’Inquisition (l’Eglise et l’Etat au Moyen Age, no.7) (2e édition : Paris 1960).

Heresy and its persecution up to the 13th century, with bibliography.

RUSSELL, Jeffrey B. : Interpretations of the Origins of Medieval Heresy;

IN : Medieval Studies, vol.25 (Toronto 1963) pp.26-53.

A critical bibliography.

RUSSELL, Jeffrey B. : Dissent and Reform in the Early Middle Ages (Berkeley/Los Angeles 1965).

A comprehensive history up to the 12th century, with extensive bibliography.

THOUZELLIER, Christine : Tradition et résurgence dans l’hérésie médiévale ;

IN : LE GOFF, J. (ed.) : Hérésies et Sociétés dans l’Europe préindustrielle, 11e -18e siècles : communications et débats du Colloque de Royaumont (mai 1962) (Paris / den Haag 1968) pp.105-113.

An outline of the development of heresy in the 11th and 12th centuries.

THOUZELLIER, Christine : Hérésies et Hérétiques (Vaudois, Cathares, Patarins, Albigeois) (Storia e Letteratura, no.116) (Roma 1969).

A welcome collection of all her scholarly articles to date on medieval heresy, particularly on the early Cathars and Waldensians.

MANTEUFFEL, Tadeusz (transl. POSNER, Anna) : Naissance d’une hérésie : les adeptes de la pauvreté volontaire au moyen âge (Civilisation et Sociétés, no.6) (Paris / den Haag 1970).

From the Milanese Pataria to Spiritual Franciscans and Beghards ( + bibliog.).

VERBEKE, Gerard : Philosophy and Heresy: some conflicts between reason and faith;

IN : LOURDAUX, W. & VERHELST, D. (ed.): The Concept of Heresy in the Middle Ages (11th – 13th centuries): proceedings of the International Conference, Louvain 13-16 May 1973 (Mediaevalia Lovaniensia series 1, studia 4) (Louvain / den Haag 1976) pp.172-197.

This has 3 distinct parts: a) the negative views of some churchmen to philosophy; b) the refutation of Catharism; c) the possible influence of Eriugena upon Amaury de Beynes, with a glance at the philosophising of David de Dinant.

MOORE, R.I. : The Origins of European Dissent (2nd edition: Oxford 1985).

This useful book is devoted to studying early medieval heresy, its roots and motivations and its political dimensions. 

FICHTENAU, Heinrich (transl. KAISER, Denise A.) : Heretics and Scholars in the High Middle Ages, 1000-1200 (Pennsylvania State University 1998).

He gives a detailed scrutiny of the different heresies, studies the importance of myths to Platonists and Catharists, and shows how the pursuit of reason led to conflict between innovators and traditionalists.  His interesting book also contains a bibliography.



DONDAINE, Antoine : L’origine de l’hérésie médiévale : à propos d’un livre récent ;

IN : Rivista di Storia della Chiesa in Italia, vol.6 (Roma 1952) pp.47-78.

He sets out to demonstrate Bogomil influence on early 11th-century heresy, in opposition to the views of Professor Morghen.

RUSSELL, Jeffrey B. : A propos du synode d’Arras en 1025.

IN : R.H.E. vol.57 (Louvain 1962) pp.66-87.

The result of patient research to identify the bishop R. from whose diocese heretics went to Arras.

COWDREY, H.E.J. : Archbishop Aribert II of Milan;

IN : History (the Journal of the Historical Association) vol.51 (London 1966) pp.1-15.

A biography of the key figure prosecuting the Monforte group for heresy.

MORGHEN, R. : Problèmes sur l’origine de l’hérésie au moyen âge;

IN : LE GOFF, J. (ed.) : Hérésies et Sociétés dans l’Europe préindustrielle, 11e -18e siècles : communications et débats du Colloque de Royaumont (mai 1962) (Paris / den Haag 1968) pp.121-132.

The statement of his more cautious approach to identifying dualist origins for 11th-century heresy.

MOORE, R.I. : The Origins of Medieval Heresy;

IN : History, vol.55 (London 1970) pp.21-36.

He studies the evidence without trying to prove any preconceived thesis.

TAVIANI, Huguette : Naissance d’une hérésie en Italie du Nord au XIe siècle ;

IN : Annales – Economies – Sociétés – Civilisations, vol.29 (Paris 1974) pp.1224-1252.

A detailed and very helpful study of the heretics at Monforte and their teachings.

MUSY, Jean : Mouvements populaires et hérésies au XIe siècle en France ;

IN : Revue historique, année 99, vol.253 (Paris 1975) pp.33-76.

He argues that there is no evidence that 11th-century heresy was dualist, little evidence that it was a struggle of the powerless, but considerable evidence that it was reformist and often concerned about sacraments delivered by corrupt clergymen.



PIRENNE, H.: Tanchelin et le projet de démembrement du diocèse d’Utrecht vers 1100 ;

IN : Académie royale de Belgique : Bulletins de la classe des lettres, et des sciences morales et politiques, série 5, vol.13 (Bruxelles 1927) pp.112-119.

This article throws light on the political antagonism towards Tanchelm.

REAGAN, Joseph C. : Did the Petrobrusians teach Salvation by Faith alone?

IN : The Journal of Religion, vol.7 (Chicago 1927) pp.81-91.

A useful account of their doctrines.

ESPOSITO, Mario : Sur quelques écrits concernant les hérésies et les hérétiques aux XIIe et XIIIe siècles ;

IN : R.H.E. vol.36 (Louvain 1940) pp.143-162.

He has found a 12th-century text, Contra Henricum, which he believes to be a treatise against Henri, sometimes called the Monk, sometimes Henri de Lausanne.

MANSELLI, Raoul : Il monaco Enrico e la sua eresia;

IN : Bullettino dell’Istituto Storico Italiano per il Medio Evo e Archivio Muratoriano, vol.65 (Roma 1953) pp.1-63.

The life and teachings of Henri, the sources of our knowledge, and the text of the Contra Henricum;

MAGNOU, Elisabeth : Note critique sur les sources de l’histoire de Henri l’Hérétique jusqu’à son départ du Mans ;

IN : Bulletin philologique et historique (jusqu’à1610) du Comité des travaux historiques et scientifiques, Année 1962 (Paris 1965) pp.539-547.

She attempts to date Henri’s preaching at Le Mans much earlier (c.1100).

MANTEUFFEL, T. : Naissance d’une hérésie ;

IN : LE GOFF, J. (ed.) : Hérésies et Sociétés dans l’Europe préindustrielle, 11e-18e siècles : communications et débats du Colloque de Royaumont (mai 1962) (Paris / den Haag 1968) pp.97-100.

He looks at many preachers of voluntary poverty from Robert d’Arbrissel and Henri, to Valdesius and Saint Francis, to demonstrate the arbitrariness of the line between orthodoxy and heresy.



FREDERICHS, Jules : Robert le Bougre, premier inquisiteur-général en France (Université de Gand : Recueil de travaux publiés par la faculté de philosophie et lettres, no.6) (Gent 1892).

This clears up certain facts and dates concerning his life and activity.

CHÉNON, Emile : L’hérésie à La Charité-sur-Loire et les débuts de l’inquisition monastique dans la France du Nord au XIIIe siècle ;

IN : Nouvelle revue historique du droit français et étranger, vol.41 (Paris 1917) pp.299-345.

He puts some order into the evidence of heresy at La Charité between 1198 and 1234.

GRISART, Maurice : Le Catharisme dans le Nord de la France ;

IN : Cahiers d’études cathares, Année 10 (= série 2, no.3-4) (Arques, Aude 1959 automne) pp.24-40.

A rather superficial survey of heresies from Arras 1025 to Mont-Aimé 1239.

RUSSELL, Jeffrey : Les cathares de 1048-1054 à Liège ;

IN : Bulletin de la Société d’art et d’histoire du diocèse de Liège, vol.42 (Liège 1961) pp.1-8.

A new attempt to date the letter on heresy from the church of Liège to pope L.

BONENFANT, Paul : Un clerc cathare en Lotharingie au milieu du XIIe siècle ;

IN : Le Moyen Age, vol.69 (= série 4, vol.18) (Bruxelles 1963) pp.271-279.

On the dating and extent of Jonas’ heretical activities in the Rhineland / Flanders region, with a note on heresy at Liège in 1145.

JENTET, Jacqueline : Le Catharisme en Champagne ;

IN : Atlantis, vol.43 (Vincennes, Val de Marne 1969-1970) pp.159-166.

An introduction to heresy in this area from 1000-1239, with no references.

DUVERNOY, Jean & THOUZELLIER, Christine : Une controverse sur l’origine du mot ‘cathares’ ;

IN : Annales du Midi, vol.87 (Toulouse 1975) pp.341-349.

Thoughts on how and when dualist heretics in the West came to be known by this name.

BILLER, Peter : Northern Cathars and Higher Learning;

IN: BILLER, P. & DOBSON, B (ed.): The Medieval Church: Universities, Heresy and the Religious Life: Essays in honour of GORDON LEFF (Woodbridge, Suffolk 1999) pp.25-53.

The levels of education of Cathars in France, Flanders and the Rhineland.



DONDAINE, Antoine : Aux origines du valdéisme : une profession de foi de Valdès ;

IN : Archivum Fratrum Praedicatorum, vol.16 (Roma 1946) pp.191-235.

He summarises the early history of the movement and publishes the Latin text of Valdesius’ confession of faith.

GONNET, Giovanni : Waldensia ;

IN : Revue d’histoire et de philosophie religieuses, vol.33 (Paris 1953) pp.202-254.

This article (written in French) has 4 parts: historiography; evolution of Waldensian doctrine; the name Valdès; and the Latin text of the missing 21st chapter (on the Waldensians) of Ermengaud’s Contra Haereticos.

GONNET, Giovanni : Le cheminement des vaudois vers le schisme et l’hérésie (1174-1218) ;

IN : Cahiers de Civilisation Médiévale, Xe-XIIe siècles, vol.19 (Poitiers 1976) pp.309-345.

He considers some of the questions of early Waldensian history.  Were they condemned in 1184?  How and when did certain doctrines develop?  What unions and schisms occurred in the movement in the early years?

CAMERON, Euan : Waldenses: Rejections of Holy Church in Medieval Europe (Oxford 2000).

A very full and careful history of the movement, from its origins to Reformation times (with maps and a long bibliography).



ESTIENNE, C. (attrib.): La guide des chemins de France (3e édition : Paris 1553).

A 16th-century guide on how to travel anywhere by road from Paris.

BERTRAND, A. : Les voies romaines en Gaule : voies des itinéraires (Paris 1864).

The Roman roads of France.

DUTILLEUX, A. : Topographie ecclésiastique du département de Seine-et-Oise (Versailles 1874).

The diocesan divisions of the area, with lists of bishops and parishes, maps and a bibliography.

LEBEUF, Jean : Histoire de la ville et de tout le diocèse de Paris (7 vols.) (Paris 1883-1893).

The city is dealt with in vols.1 + 6; the deanery of Montmorency in vols.1 + 2; that of Chelles in vol.2; Châteaufort in vol.3; those of Montlhéry and Lagny in vol.4; and Vieux-Corbeil and Champeaux in vol.5.  The index is in vol.7.

LONGNON, Auguste : Pouillés de la province de Sens (Recueil des Historiens de la France : Pouillés no.4) (Paris 1904).

These Latin records list the deaneries, benefices, parishes etc. for the dioceses of Sens, Paris, Chartres, Orléans, Meaux, Troyes, Auxerre and Nevers from about the 12th century, with a very good introduction in French and a huge index.

LACOSTE, Henri : Vélizy-Villacoublay, son histoire, sa forêt et ses étangs, ses chasses royales (Versailles 1968).

Its past and present (with a bibliography).



HALPHEN, Louis : Paris sous les premiers Capétiens (987-1223), étude de topographie historique (Paris 1909).

This details the growth of the city, paying particular attention to its condition under Philippe-Auguste.

POUPARDIN, René : Recueil des chartes de l’abbaye de Saint-Germain-des-Prés, vol.1-2 (Paris 1909-32).

Vol.1 comprises Latin documents from 558-1182; vol.2 from 1182-1216.

DEPOIN, J. : Recueil de chartes et documents de Saint-Martin-des-Champs, monastère parisien, vols 2-3 (Archives de la France monastique, nos.16 & 18) (Ligugé/ Paris 1913-1917).

Latin documents in chronological order: vol.2: 1126-1179; vol.3: 1180-1223.

RUPP, Jean : Histoire de l’Eglise de Paris (Paris 1948).

Popular history of the diocese.



DUFOUR, A. : Notes sur la ville de Corbeil, rédigées pour le dictionnaire topographique de Seine-et-Oise (Versailles1886).

A history of the town.

‘R. de L.’ : L’église de Saint-Germain-lès-Corbeil et sa restauration ;

IN : Bulletin de la société historique et archéologique de Corbeil, d’Etampes et du Hurepoix, vol.1 (Paris 1895) pp.20-26.

A full description of the church at Vieux-Corbeil.

DUFOUR, A. : Le vieux château de Corbeil et la démolition de sa tour en 1741 (Corbeil 1896).

The castle of Vieux-Corbeil.

VOLLANT, L. : L’église de Saint-Germain-lez-Corbeil (Documents publiés par la société historique et archéologique de Corbeil, d’Etampes et du Hurepoix, no.1) (Paris 1897).

The definitive description of the church with illustrations.

DEPOIN, J. : Les Vicomtes de Corbeil et les Chevaliers d’Etampes au XIIe siècle ;

IN : Bulletin de la société historique et archéologique de Corbeil, d’Etampes et du Hurepoix, vol.5 (Paris 1899) pp.1-71 & pp.159-165.

He tells their complicated family history from the 11th to the early 13th century, with the help of Latin documents and illustrations of their family seals.

de GUILHERMY, F. (attrib.) : ed. ‘A.D.’ : Monographie de l’église Saint-Spire à Corbeil ;

IN : Bulletin de la société historique et archéologique de Corbeil, d’Etampes et du Hurepoix, vol.7 (Paris 1901) pp.38-71.

This does not deal just with Saint-Spire, but with Corbeil in general.  (Is the editor A.Dufour?)

LE PAIRE, Jacques-Amadée : Histoire de la ville de Corbeil (Lagny 1901-2) 2 vols.

This is rather muddled, but it does add to the history of Corbeil, Vieux-Corbeil and the deanery of Vieux-Corbeil.  Volume 1 goes up to 1760.

— — : Saint-Germain-lès-Corbeil : son église (n.d. : 1970 ?).

An update of L.Vollant’s article, with illustrations, privately published by the parish.



GUÉRARD, B. : Cartulaire de l’abbaye de Saint-Père de Chartres, vol.1 (Collection de documents inédits sur l’histoire de France, série 1 : Collection des cartulaires de France, no.1) (Paris 1840).

Part 1 is the Latin text of the Vetus Aganon of Paul de Saint-Père, with a very extensive introduction in French on the topographical, historical, ecclesiastical and social background of the abbey and its inmates.

DELISLE, Léopold : Les écoles d’Orléans au douzième et au treizième siècle (Paris 1869).

This piece on the medieval schools of Orléans is an extract from the Annuaire – Bulletin de la Société de l’Histoire de France, vol.7.

CUISSARD, C. : L’étude du grec à Orléans depuis le IXe siècle jusqu’au

milieu du XVIIIe ;

IN : Mémoires de la société archéologique et historique de l’Orléanais, vol.19 (Orléans 1883) pp.645-840.

Greek studies were made first at the monastic school at Fleury and later at other Orléans schools.

BIMBENET, Eugène : Histoire de la ville d’Orléans, vol.2 (Orléans 1885).

Volume 2 covers the time from Hugues Capet to Louis XII.

DUCHATEAU, E. : Histoire du diocèse d’Orléans depuis son origine jusqu’à nos jours (Orléans 1888).

A brief but complete history of the diocese.

de DION, Adolphe : Notice sur Beynes ;

IN : Mémoires de la société archéologique de Rambouillet, vol.11 (XI) (Tours 1894-96) pp.17-57.

Largely a history of the lords of the manor.

BERNOIS, C.: Lorris-en-Gatinais, châtellenie royale et ville municipale (Orléans 1914).

A full and competent history with maps.

CROZET, René : Histoire de l’Orléanais (Paris 1936).




de CALONNE, A. : Histoire de la ville d’Amiens (Amiens 1899) vol.1.

Volume 1 takes the story from the Roman conquest up to 1547.

LESTOCQUOY, J. : La vie religieuse d’une province : le diocèse d’Arras (Commission départementale des monuments historiques du Pas-de-Calais : Etudes historiques, no.4) (Arras 1949).

A full and interesting history up to the present, with bibliography.



d’ARBOIS de JUBAINVILLE, H. : Histoire des ducs et des comtes de Champagne, vols 3 + 4 (Paris 1861 + 1865).

A comprehensive political history and social survey : 1152-1181 (vol.3) and 1181-1285 (vol.4).

LALORE, Charles : Documents pour servir à la généalogie des anciens seigneurs de Traînel ;

IN : Mémoires de la société académique d’agriculture, des sciences, arts et belles-lettres du département de l’Aube, vol.34 (= 3e série, vol.7) (Troyes 1870) pp.177-272.

Biographies from 1062-1465, with summaries of any documents used.

FRANÇOIS, Odile : Etude historique et archéologique sur le Mont-Aimé (Châlons-sur-Marne 1906).

Its geology, paleontology, archeology and history, with illustrations.

ROSEROT, Alphonse : Dictionnaire Historique de la Champagne Méridionale (Aube) des origines à 1790, vol.1 (A-D) (Angers 1948), vol.3 (R-Y) (Troyes 1948).

He tries to include everything that is known about anyone in authority.

ROSEROT de MELIN, Joseph : Le diocèse de Troyes, des origines à nos jours (IIIe siècle – 1955) (Troyes 1957).

A huge, but helpful and well-arranged, book with map and bibliography.

EVERGATES, Theodore : Feudal Society in the Bailliage of Troyes under the Counts of Champagne, 1152-1284 (Baltimore 1975).

There is a detailed analysis (with maps, genealogies and bibliography).

LECLERCQ, J. : Monks and Love in Twelfth-Century France (Oxford 1979).

He studies Ovid and the Song of Songs, and notes their influence on Saint Bernard and on the inhabitants of 12th-century Champagne.

BUR, Michel : La Champagne féodale;

IN : CRUBELLIER, Maurice (éd.) : Histoire de Champagne (Toulouse 1988) pp.115-173.

Its political, religious and economic history in the medieval period.

EVERGATES, Theodore : Feudal Society in Medieval France: documents from the County of Champagne (Philadephia 1993).

These translations into English, of 12th and 13th century documents from the rich collection of the chancery of Champagne, give a fresh insight into many different aspects of ordinary life at the time (with maps, chronologies and bibliography).



MIGNERET, S. : La commune de Châtillon-sur-Seine et les évêques de Langres, 1208-1423 ;

IN : Revue de la Côte d’Or et de l’ancienne Bourgogne, vol.1 (Dijon 1836) pp.269-276.

Battles over a municipal charter.

CROSNIER, A.J. : Les congrégations religieuses dans le diocèse de Nevers, vol.1 : congrégations d’hommes (Nevers 1877).

It includes the monasteries of St.Martin at Nevers, La Charité, Corbigny etc.

ROSEROT, A. : Répertoire historique de la Haute-Marne (Paris 1892-1901).

The first part is a bibliography; the second part is a chronological catalogue of relevant documents. 


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