Gregory of Tours (Gregorius Turonensis-Georgius Florentius)( Latin Christian historian)
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Biography Gregory of Tours (Gregorius Turonensis-Georgius Florentius)
Gregory of Tours or George Florence; Gregorius Turonensis-Georgius Florentius, OK. 540-594 years. n. e., Latin Christian historian. Came from a family of senators. In 573 g. became bishop of Tours. The epochal significance was the product of G.T. entitled Ten books of history (Historiarum libri X). This is the first history of the Franks and the French call poehtomu G.T. father of his stories. In the book. I-IV G.T. outlined the history from the Creation to the death of St.. Martin (397), in the book. VX, he describes contemporary events on the basis of information gleaned directly from the kings and statesmen. Although G.T. in his history is not always critical and devotes much space description of miracles, it is still an important source for studying the history of the Frankish state. earned a place among the Western Church hagiography. He described it in the miracles of Christ, Mary, the apostles and, in particular, Gallic saints. Although there exists many legendary details, product G.T. largely reflect the religious life and folk customs of the Merovingian era. The only theological work G.T. a commentary to the Psalm (Fr.). We know a few more minor works attributed to the GT, two of which are not genuine. Literacy G.T. was pretty mediocre, but modest erudition, his style - as he himself says - neliteraturen (incultus).