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20 December 1789: the Assembly sells the clergy's property

…j’allai dès 9 heures du matin à l’Assemblée nationale et… j’y restai jusqu’à 5 heures du soir, c’est une mémorable séance que celle d’hier, mais elle n’a pas contenté tout le monde, vous en jugerez par l’imprimé ci-joint, les Prêtres firent un tapage infernal, ils menacèrent de protester, l’un d’eux s’écria : … 112 more words


Source Translation: Unknown Knowns In Eleventh-Century Compiègne

It’s a busy couple of weeks ahead, so this post and the next will be translated sources rather than anything more substantial. This week, though, it fits neatly with how things have turned out at work… You see, over the weekend, I was reading one of the handful of surviving charters from tenth- and eleventh-century Soissons, and came up with this gem (text… 1,043 more words


Getting Your Property Back As A Tenth-Century Bishop

One of the texts I occasionally come back to is something called the Dialogus de statu sanctae ecclesiae (‘A Dialogue on the State of the Holy Church’).  757 more words


Weekend Link List

It’s Weekend List Link #30!

  • This weekend’s top quotation: “Had Simon met Matthew on the streets, there’s a good chance one of them would have been found lying in chalk.
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