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flattop BS: Julius Caesar/Jesus - fact or fiction? (374* d) RE: BS: Julius Caesar/Jesus - fact or fiction? 23 May 06

Tying baldness to Caesar appears hair-a-ticklish. Did this come from the writings of Pliny the elder or Pliny the younger? One of the Roman writers, I can't remember who, wrote about barbers taking so long that beards grew back in while patrons sat in the barbers chair. They had no stainless steel.

I thought Raoul Glaber was the saint of baldness. However impressive his baldness, the Catholic Encyclopedia doesn't give Raoul's writings high marks.   In fact, they seem to slander a bunch of middle ages writers in the quote below. I guess Glaber'd be edited off Mudcat, if he were alive, for both his baldness and his penmanship.

Abbot William of Dijon, who appreciated Raoul's literary talents, became his warm friend and took him in 1028 as his companion on a journey to Suza in Italy. Yielding again to his roving disposition, Glaber quietly ran away and entered the monastery of St-Germain d'Auxerre. Thanks to his learning, he was sure of a refuge, as he tells us, wherever he chose to go. Judging, then, by the mediocre talent displayed in his writings, this fact alone shows us to what depths literary culture had sunk in his time.

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Rodulfus Glaber (more glaber = latin. „the bald one ", also Radulfus Glaber, Raoul Glaber, * around 985 in Burgund, † around 1047 in Saint Germain d'Auxerre) was a burgundischer Benediktiner monk, historian and a Hagiograph.
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Rodulfus was handed over to a monk, which educated him, as a twelve-year-old boy of its uncle, because of disobedienceness the monastery Saint Léger de Champeaux, where he was however soon hunted, since he did not subordinate himself to the monastery life and was considered as contentious. Its changeful personal record led it with the time into a number of burgundischer monasteries. However is not delivered, when he lived in which monastery. Its presence is proven in the following monasteries: Moutiers Saint Jean, Saint Bénigne à Dijon, Cluny, Moutier and Saint Germain d'Auxerre.

Around 1028 it traveled with William of Volpiano, the abbott of Saint Bénigne, to Italy. From William lively, he began its Hauptwerk, „the Historiae ", a historical work, which treats the time of approximately 900 to approximately 1040. Special emphasis were the years around 1000 and around 1033, which particularly important he considered. In this five-restrained historical work Rodulfus describes or grey occurences, Häresien, devil work, miracle, visions and purge of the customs strange in particular. It reports also on hunger emergencies and even cannibalism in Burgund. This interpreted it as finaltemporal sign of the forthcoming world fall. This chronicle dedicated he Odilo of Cluny. Today some few handwriting „of the Historiae is "received, among them also an author copy.

As the second received work Radulf wrote a Vita William of Volpiano, which developed probably briefly after its death in the year 1031.

Radulf belonged to circles of the church reforms of the 11. Century on, which shows itself by its very party representation of events and persons. In particular its sympathy applies for the rulers Heinrich II., Heinrich III. and Robert II. of France, liked in Reformerkreisen. Negatively to be judged in the chronicle however Konrad of IITH and reform-hostile and customless Popes like e.g. Benedikt IX. As source for events the work is due to its chronological and geographical inadequacy of limited importance, however it is as culture-historical document for moral and customs of the 11. Century important.

Radulf wrote its works in central latin, which is used however without literary requirement. A valuation of the events after their importance does not take place, so that Trivialitäten are mentioned equivalently apart from highlights.
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    * Historiarum libri quinque ad annum MXLIV or Historiae usque starting from anno incarnationis DCCCC (title contemporarily not delivered)
    * Wilhelmi abbatis gestorum more liber

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    * Entry in the Catholic Encyclopedia (English)

Person data
NAME         Rodulfus Glaber
ALTERNATIVE NAME         Radulfus Glaber, Raoul Glaber
SHORT DESCRIPTION         Monk, historian and Hagiograph
DATE OF BIRTH         around 985
DYING DATE         around 1047
DYING PLACE         Saint Germain d'Auxerre
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