On 3 August 1029, the monks of the abbey of St Martial in Limoges sought to inaugurate a new liturgy for their patron saint, a new liturgy that acknowledged and celebrated his status as an apostle, the younger cousin of Simon Peter, an intimate of Jesus himself, and St Peter's delegate to Gaul.
* An earlier version of this paper was read at the Twenty-Sixth Annual Conference on Editorial Problems at the University of Toronto, 20 October 1990. I thank Professor Maria Rika Maniates for the invitation to participate in the conference, and for her thoughtful editorial suggestions. This study is part of a project to edit the complete works of Adémar de Chabannes for the Corpus Christianorum Continuatio Mediaeualis, directed by Professor Richard Landes of Boston University. I am grateful to the Principal's Development Fund and the Advisory Research Committee, both of Queen's University, and to the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada, for grants that enabled me to consult manuscript sources in Paris and prepare this article for publication. I also thank M. François Avril of the Salle des Manuscrits, Bibliothéque Nationale de France, Paris, for permission to reproduce photographs of materials in that collection. I am also very grateful to M. Avril and Mme Contamine of the Section Latine, Institut de Recherche et d'Histoire des Textes, for their many kindnesses.