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Originally appearing in Volume V03, Page 243 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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BALDERIC, the name given to the author of a chronicle of the bishops of Cambrai, written in the 11th century. This Gesta episcoporum Cambracensium was for some time attributed to Balderic, archbishop of Noyon, but it now seems tolerably certain that the author was an anonymous canon of Cambrai. The work is of considerable importance for the history of the north of France during the 11th century, and was first published in 1615. The best edition is in the Monumenta Germaniae historica. Scriptores, Bd. vii. (Hanover and Berlin, 1826–1892), which contains an introduction by L. C. Bethmann. See Hisloire litteraire de la France, tome viii. (Paris, 1865-1869).
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