Adam von Bremen

Adam von Bremen

 

Died after 1081. North German chronicler. He was a protégé of Archbishop Adalbert of Bremen. His work Actions of the Bishops of Hamburg Church (about 1075, in four books, in Latin) is a valuable source on the history, life, culture, and geography of the Scandinavians and western Slavs and also on the history of Slavic-German relations.

WORKS

Magistri Adami Bremensis Gesta hammaburgensis ecclesiae pontificum, 3rd. ed. Published by B. Schmeidler. Hannover-Leipzig, 1917.

REFERENCE

Vainshtein, O. L. Zapadnoevropeiskaia srednevekovaia istoriografiia. Moscow-Leningrad, 1964. (Bibliography, pp. 175–177.)
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