Abbo of Fleury


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Abbo of Fleury

(äbō`, flörē`), Fr. Abbon de Fleury, 945?–1004, French monk at the abbey of Fleury (at present-day Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire, France). Head of the monastery school, he later taught at the abbey in Ramsey, England, and in 988 became abbot at Fleury. He defended his monastery against domination by the high clergy and also served as a diplomat for King Robert II of France. Abbo wrote on grammar, astronomy, mathematics, and philosophy.
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The computus of Abbo of Fleury (978), whose career was partly contemporaneous with the compilation of the Vercelli Book (although the pinnacle of his computistical work postdates it), further suggests that the Reforms emphasis on Latin scholarship, and the efforts of Continental scholars such as Abbo to improve English Latinity, brought with it a renewed scrutiny of sources.
These debates were not purely intellectual or hypothetical; when, in the tenth century, Abbo of Fleury criticized Dionysius Exiguus for not observing the fides catholica in his computation, he really meant it: failure to observe Easter on the proper day constitutes (as is made explicit in Wilfrid's arguments against Colman) a failure of proper faith.
The marginal diagrams and texts were the product of a classroom environment, most probably a school associated with Gerbert of Aurillac or Abbo of Fleury.
In the late tenth century Abbo of Fleury reversed the process of cross-fertilization by coming to England for two years and eventually producing a life of St.
The new Greek title signals a more learned and detailed edition, with a valuable, succinct introduction tracing the political fortunes of Ramsey Abbey in the early eleventh century and the work there of its most illustrious visitor, the scholar Abbo of Fleury, including his effect on the young Byrhtferth, who was to become master of the school, engaged in teaching the computus.
The monk, Abbo of Fleury, was an eye-witness to Edmund's grizzly end -- he was lashed with whips, used for target practice by the Danish archers until he `looked like a prickly hedgehog', and finally beheaded.
It seems that Byrhtferth of Ramsey, sometime pupil of Abbo of Fleury, was unique in the England of AEthelred the Unready, 'the one Anglo-Saxon scholar of his time who was in any sense au fait with the learning of contemporary continental schools', as witnessed by his use of the De computo of Hrabanus Maurus, whom he refers to by name in ii.
The introductory discussions place these texts not only in their context in the collections of which they form part in the manuscript--including some tantalising discussions of the Abbo of Fleury corpus--but also in their chronological and intellectual context.
Each chapter is dedicated to one of eight writers who challenged Dionysius' work, including such prominent figures as Abbo of Fleury (d.
Among the sources of prime importance for understanding the thought of this period are Hincmar, Raoul Glaber, Abbo of Fleury, and Gerbert.