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Herman of Carinthia

Herman's work translating Islamic texts is an interesting topic. There needs to be more conformity between this article and the one on Robert of Ketton.

--Alan 18:58, 8 June 2006 (UTC)

I have taken the liberty of re-ordering the material according to headings I have introduced. I apologise if I have impaired the article in any way, as I am not an expect on the rather esoteric interests of this scholar. However, looking again at the inconsistent references to Robert of Ketton the original article was more of a mess than I at first realised - Robert's name is rendered in different versions in this article leaving aside discrepancies with other articles. --Alan 13:49, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

I think I have found a middle way of dealing with the collaboration with Robert of Ketton, having received some assistance from Slovenian contributor User:Missmarple. --Alan 17:26, 10 June 2006 (UTC)

He was from Central Istria[edit]

Herman of Carinthia was from central Istria.

Central Istria has always been croatian ethnic territory, not Slovenian.

--Ante Perkovic (talk) 15:25, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

Herman Dalmatin (Hermannus Dalmata)[edit]

I will correct name of the article from "Herman of Carinthia" to Herman Dalmatin because of this:

"He was given various names by contemporaries - the practice of that time when individuals had only a forename and persons of the same namewere differentited, therefore, by some other denotation. In common with contemporary, Petrus Venerabilis, most manuscripts refer to him as Dalmata. In some Codices of the so-called Toledo Collection, he was called Sclavus. He was also called Secundus by some, to set him apart from Herman Contractus, a monk at Reichenau Abbey. As Istria belonged to the Carinthian administrative unit, in a single 13th century manuscript he was called Herman de Carinthia." Croatia and Europe, volume one, page 583.

Since he was called only once "de Carinthia", i think it would be appropriate to rename article to Herman Dalmatin. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:45, 25 December 2010 (UTC)


I'm not sure if the illustration given in the article is of Hermann of Carinthia or it is of Hermann of Reichenau. In fact, in the wiki article of the later, there is the same illustration.--Ferran Mir (talk) 13:59, 1 September 2013 (UTC)