Pierre de Maillezais

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Pierre de Maillezais[1] was the author of a chronicle history in two volumes of Maillezais Abbey, which was located in present-day Charente, France.

This author, a Benedictine monk, is otherwise little known in terms of hard facts; the manuscript of the chronicle, shortened Latin title Qualiter fuit constructum Malliacense monasterium is now dated to c. 1060;[2] or c. 1070, and relating to a foundation "myth".[3] Older works make the author abbot, and place him somewhat later.[4] He is reputed as an admirer of Cicero, founder of a library, and a follower of William IX of Aquitaine on the First Crusade.[5]


  • Yves Chauvin and Georges Pon (2001), La fondation de l’abbaye de Maillezais: récit du moine Pierre


  1. ^ Peter of Maillezais, Petrus Malleacensis.
  2. ^ Burkhardt Tutsch, Studien zur Rezeptionsgeschichte der Consuetudines Ulrichs von Cluny (1998), p. 255, following Louis Delhommeau (1961), Notes et documents pour servir à l'histoire de l'abbaye Saint-Pierre de Maillezais, au diocèse de Luçon, depuis sa fondation jusqu’à son érection en évêché par le pape Jean XXII (1317).
  3. ^ Amy Goodrich Remensnyder, Remembering Kings Past: Monastic Foundation Legends in Medieval Southern France (1995) p. 20.
  4. ^ Catholic Encyclopedia: Lucon
  5. ^ Croisade ordre religieux militaire vendee canaux marais assechement