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Pelhisson, Guillaume
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d. 1268. France. Dominican friar at Toulouse. Active from the 1230s. Some years before his death, he wrote an unpretentious prose chronicle of the early years of his house, one of the earliest Dominican foundations, re-established in 1229 after the defeat of Toulouse in the Albigensian Wars. His brief chronicle covers the first fifteen years after that event, recording mainly actions taken by the Dominicans against suspect or manifest heretics.

Pelhisson, who served as ambulant inquisitor in several campaigns, was well-placed to record names, circumstance…

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Rüdiger, Jan, “Pelhisson, Guillaume”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 21 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_01215>
First published online: 2016

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