Adam of Bremen

Adam of Bremen born in Upper Saxony, came to Bremen in 1067, and was made magister scholarum in 1069 — hence often named Magister. He died about the year 1076. (See Asmussen, De fontibus Adami Bremens, Kilion. 1834.) He wrote the Gesia Hammenburgensis ecclesiae pontificum, which is our chief source of information for the Church history of Northern Europe from 788 to 1072, the period over which it extends. The best edition is that of Lappenberg, in the Monumenta Germanioe (ed. Pertz, tom. 7, p. 266- 389); also published separately, "in usum scholarum" (Hanover, 1846). The best treatise on his life, his trustworthiness as a historian, and his sources of information, is the introduction of Lappenberg to his edition. Corrections of some of his statements may be found in N. Comm. Soc. Goett. 1, 2, 126 sq.; and in Staphorst, Hist. Eccles. Hamburg.

 
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