Pratiques et usages de l’écrit diplomatique à l’abbaye Saint-Florent de Saumur (ca. 950-1203)

Abstract : The subject of this thesis is to study the practices and uses of the monks of the abbey of Saint-Florent de Saumur, particularly focusing on their diplomatic writings between 950 – approximate date on which the monks were allowed to settle in Saumur by Thibaud le Tricheur, Count of Blois – and the year 1203 which marks the end of Mainier’s office, one of the last great abbots of Saint-Florent. Through an in-depth examination of the extensive diplomatic archival fonds of the abbey of Saumur, this thesis aims at identifying the characteristic features of said fonds, both in terms of form and content. It intends to provide a better understanding of the manner in which the monks used to handle the documentation flows using traditional methods such as copies on parchment, pancartes, rolls, and cartularies ; analyse the implications of the act of writing in Saint-Florent while taking into consideration the various changes that occurred throughout the 10th, 11th, and 12th centuries; and evaluate the importance of writing in the « daily » operations of the abbey, along with the role it played in the consolidation of the institution’s temporal power, as well as in the building and strengthening of its identity.
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Paul-Henri Lécuyer. Pratiques et usages de l’écrit diplomatique à l’abbaye Saint-Florent de Saumur (ca. 950-1203). Archéologie et Préhistoire. Université d'Angers, 2018. Français. ⟨NNT : 2018ANGE0033⟩. ⟨tel-02155300⟩

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