Raoul (Rodulphus) Glaber°

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RAOUL (Rodulphus) GLABER°

RAOUL (Rodulphus ) GLABER ° (before 1000–1049?), Benedictine chronicler. In his very comprehensive account of the anti-Jewish persecutions perpetrated in France (and in Germany) at the beginning of the 11th century, Glaber confirms or completes many details of the Hebrew report concerning the same events, in which Jacob b. Jekuthiel of Rouen had become involved. His narrative gives a clearer insight than the Hebrew report as to what extent this persecution gave rise to the idea of the *Crusades. He is also the source of information on a Judaizing movement promoted by Raynaud, Duke of Sens, from 1009, and a similar Judaizing heresy in Lombardy in 1024.


B. Blumenkranz, Auteurs chrétiens latins… (1963), 256–9.

[Bernhard Blumenkranz]