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Giles of Orval
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d. in or after 1251. Low Countries. Monk of the Cistercian abbey of Orval (Belgium) Author of the Latin Gestaepiscoporum Leodiensium (Deeds of the Bishops of Liège) from 1048 to the year 1247. Although Orval was situated in the diocese of Trier, Giles showed great interest in the history of his native Liège and of its prince-bishops. He reworked the Gestaepiscoporum Tungrensium,Traiectensium et Leodiensium of Heriger of Lobbes and Anselm of Liège, adding a continuation for 1048-1247, which was completed in 1251. This is a rather uncritical compilation of …

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De Grieck, Pieter-Jan, “Giles of Orval”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 04 June 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_00039>
First published online: 2016

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