Adhemar of Puy ... - 1098
Bishop Adhémar of Le Puy was
Adhémar de Monteil and
could be equally spelled Adémar,
Aimar, or Ademar.
Adhemar of Puy was a French bishop, a
legate, and a leader in the
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Draped into a big capital C, the
deceased Bishop Adhemar Le Puy. Around him a chorus of religious
It's a C because the paragraph starts with the word Cez,
which means these if you speak Old French.
Since he didn't have to breathe
anymore, people kept piling things onto Adhemar's chest, as such can
be seen a crozier (the cane for bishops) and a chalice, the cup in
The book is titled Histoire
d'Outremer and was written by William
of Tyre or Guillaume de Tyr,
if you speak French. William lived from around 1130 until
This and more exciting literature can be browsed at the British
Library, which also holds the copyrights to the above imagery.
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Europe and the Mediterranean Lands
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