Gregory of Tours (30 November c. – 17 November ) was a Gallo-Roman historian and He is the primary contemporary source for Merovingian history. His most notable work was his Decem Libri Historiarum (Ten Books of Histories), . Gregory of Tours|Georgius Florentius Gregorius, better known to posterity as Gregory, Bishop of Tours, was born about to a highly distinguished. Clovis, Gregory of Tours, and Pro-Merovingian Propaganda. Yitzhak Hen. In the second book of the Libri Historiarum, Gregory of Tours introduces Clovis, his.

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Gregory is here a promoter and advertiser.

Gregory of Tours; the Merovingians.

He bends before it and worships it and prays, saying: In the sixth century St. And when they saw that she merovingjans of good bearing and wise, and learned that she was of the family of the king, they reported this to King Clovis, and he sent an embassy to Gundobad without delay asking her in marriage.

When Lyons was founded. And so the city was freed by the intercession of the blessed bishop, and they put Attila to flight.

He then rode out on his horse and with his own hand showered gold and silver coins among the people present all the way from the doorway of Saint Martin’s church to Tours cathedral.

More immediate concerns were at the forefront of his mind as he sought to create a further layer of religious commitment, not only to the Church at Rome, but to local churches and cathedrals throughout Gaul. King Clovis confessed it, and crushed the heretics by its aid and extended his kingdom over all the Gauls; Alaric, on the other hand, who denied it, was deprived of kingdom and people, and what is more, of eternal life itself. Although the propagandist portrays Clovis as wearing imperial clothes, receiving Christianity and dealing with Byzantium, these things were not necessary for him.

But the Senators and the rest of the better class of the place were at that time, devoted to the heathen religion and the believers were of the poor, according to the word of the Lord with which he reproached the Jews saying; “Harlots and publicans go into the kingdom of God before you. At this time seven men were ordained as bishops and sent into the Gauls to preach, as the history of oturs martyrdom of the holy martyr Yours relates.


Bishop Aravatius and the Huns. Of Gregory’s education and literary training we receive scanty details. Oof she did not disdain the gift of the poor man who did not know her, but took it and thanked him and put it away, and setting it before her at meals used it as holy bread until it was used up.

Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. At the opposite extreme from this is the easy, clear narrative in which the popular tales, both Frankish and Roman, are often recited. On hearing of this, Gundobad, who did not know of his brother’s treachery, sent to him, saying: His superstition came to him straight from his father and mother and from his whole social environment.

Saint Gregory of Tours. And so they fought against each other and Siagrius, seeing his army crushed, turned his back and fled swiftly to king Alaric at Toulouse. He saw this and did not permit himself to be deprived of martyrdom, and raising his eyes to heaven he said: Since many authorities have made varying statements about this crossing of the sea I have decided to give here some information concerning the situation of the place and the crossing itself.

After its success there was no need to continue this propaganda, and gergory disappeared.

It is extremely rich and varied and contains a moderate number of Celtic, Germanic, and Hunnish additions. Fregory he should die,” said he, ‘Of due right his kingdom would be yours together with our friendship. Gregory also authored numerous works of hagiography and saw his oeuvre as a whole in which he juxtaposed the admirable lives of holy people with the seamy lives of lay people. The History of the Franks.


He was born and grew up at Clermont in Auvergne, a city to which an inexhaustibly fertile mountain valley is tributary. He spent most of his career at Tours, although he assisted at the council of Paris in In the ninth month of that year, there was an earthquake.

Gregory of Tours

But in the thirty-third year after his ordination there arose against him a lamentable ground for accusation. This title Clovis’ victories afterwards made a lasting one, as we shall see later on. What has been needed for a very long time is the publication of the texts of these abridgments in a manner similar to the ongoing publication of the various versions of the [End Page ] Anglo-Saxon chronicler. This is Rhe, built by the giant Nebron, son of Cush. Let them know therefore that our God is not angry like a man; for he is aroused in order to inspire fear; he drives away to summon back; he is angry in order to amend.

Clovis, Gregory of Tours, and Pro-Merovingian Propaganda – Persée

Chrocus and the shrine in Auvergne. And at the end of the year he ordered the whole oof to come with their equipment of armor, to show the brightness of their arms on the field of March.

So far such other translations include: Again we hear of bishops who were illiterate. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Now from the suffering of the Lord to the passing of Saint Martin, years are included. Therefore let us be united against a nation hostile to us lest because of division we suffer in turn what other peoples have suffered. The same historian tells many other tales of this city, and says: