The Frankish Kingdoms Under the Carolingians 751-987

Author: Rosamond McKitterick

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781138173040

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Page: 432

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An exciting examination of the entire history of the Carolingian 'dynasty' in western Europe. The author shows the whole period to be one of immense political, religious. cultural and intellectual dynamism; not only did it lay the foundations of the governmental and administrative institutions of Europe and the organisation of the Church, but it also securely established the intellectual and cultural traditions which were to dominate western Christendom for centuries to come.

History and Memory in the Carolingian World

Author: Rosamond McKitterick

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521534369

Category: History

Page: 337

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This study reveals the remarkable quantity of varied forms and new types of history written in the Frankish realms of Western Europe during the eighth and ninth centuries. The Franks also preserved the classical and Judaeo-Christian histories from earlier centuries. Their books reflect a highly sophisticated and many-layered understanding of the past as well as a very creative use of history. Rosamond McKitterick illuminates the extraordinarily influential role of these history texts in the formation of political ideologies and senses of identity within Europe.

Books, Scribes and Learning in the Frankish Kingdoms, 6Th-9Th Centuries

Author: Rosamond McKitterick

Publisher: Variorum

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 340

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The focus of this volume is the book production of the Frankish regions of Western Europe in the early Middle Ages. By means of a detailed scrutiny of individual manuscripts, groups of manuscripts, and categories of texts, Dr McKitterick shows how they ca

The Carolingians and the Written Word

Author: Rosamond McKitterick

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521315654

Category: History

Page: 290

View: 387

This pioneering book studies the function and status of the written word in Carolingian society in France and Germany in the eighth and ninth centuries. It demonstrates that literacy was by no means confined to a clerical élite, but was dispersed in lay society and used for government and administration, as well as for ordinary legal transactions among the peoples of the Frankish kingdom. While employing a huge range of primary material, the author does not confine herself to a functional analysis of the written word in Carolingian northern Europe but goes on to assess the consequences and implications of literacy for the Franks themselves and for the subsequent development of European society after 1000.

The Symbolic Language of Authority in the Carolingian World (c.751-877)

Author: Ildar Garipzanov

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9047433408

Category: History

Page: 406

View: 1536

Drawing on numismatic, diplomatic, liturgical, and iconographic evidence, this book offers a comprehensive view of political signs, images, and fixed formulas in the Carolingian period and of their use in the indirect communication of royal/imperial authority.

The Reform of the Frankish Church

Chrodegang of Metz and the Regula Canonicorum in the Eighth Century

Author: M. A. Claussen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521839310

Category: History

Page: 342

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Chrodegang of Metz (c. 712–766) was a leading figure of the late Merovingian and early Carolingian Church. Born to one of the principal aristocratic families in Austrasia, he served as referendary of Charles Martel, and was appointed bishop of Metz in the 740s. As bishop, Chrodegang became one of the foremost churchmen in Francia, chairing councils, founding monasteries, and beginning a reform of the lives of the canons of the Metz cathedral. This book is a major study in the English language on Chrodegang, examining his preoccupation with the creation of communities of faith and concord modelled on the early Church. It explores his attempts to unite the Frankish episcopacy, his rule for the cathedral clergy in Metz - the Regula canonicorum - and his introduction of new liturgical practices that sought to transform his see into a hagiopolis, a holy city which provided a model for later Carolingian reform.

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History and Memory in the Carolingian World

Author: Rosamond McKitterick

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521534369

Category: History

Page: 337

View: 4529

This study reveals the remarkable quantity of varied forms and new types of history written in the Frankish realms of Western Europe during the eighth and ninth centuries. The Franks also preserved the classical and Judaeo-Christian histories from earlier centuries. Their books reflect a highly sophisticated and many-layered understanding of the past as well as a very creative use of history. Rosamond McKitterick illuminates the extraordinarily influential role of these history texts in the formation of political ideologies and senses of identity within Europe.

The Times Medieval World

Author: Rosamond McKitterick

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780007127108

Category: Civilization, Medieval

Page: 304

View: 7310

From the Islamic expansion into the Middle East, North Africa and Europe to the European discovery of the Americas, The Times Medieval World covers a period of cultural vibrancy and political diversity. Far from being a homogeneous world of knights and castles, the medieval world saw a multitude of contrasting, and often competing, cultures, many of which laid crucial foundation stones for the building of modern societies.

Early Medieval World, The: From the Fall of Rome to the Time of Charlemagne

Author: Michael Frassetto

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1598849964

Category: History

Page: 740

View: 7464

This book examines a pivotal period in ancient human history: the fall of the Roman Empire and the birth of a new European civilization in the early Middle Ages.

Early Medieval Italy

Central Power and Local Society, 400-1000

Author: Chris Wickham

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472080991

Category: History

Page: 238

View: 3858

" ... Presents a picture of the history of Italy between 400 and 1000, probably the six centuries least known in all Italian history"--Page 4 of cover.

Capetian France 987-1328

Author: Elizabeth Hallam

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317877276

Category: History

Page: 496

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In 987, when Hugh Capet took the throne of France, founding a dynasty which was to rule for over 300 years, his kingdom was weak and insignificant. But by 1100, the kingdom of France was beginning to dominate the cultural nd religious life of western Europe. In the centuries that followed, to scholars and to poets, to reforming churchmen and monks, to crusaders and the designers of churches, France was the hub of the universe. La douce France drew people like a magnet even though its kings were, until about 1200, comparatively insignificant figures. Then, thanks to the conquests and reforms of King Philip Augustus, France became a dominant force in political and economic terms as well, producing a saint-king, Louis IX, and in Philip IV, a ruler so powerful that he could dictate to popes and emperors. Spanning France's development across four centuries, Capetian France is a definitive book. This second edition has been carefully revised to take account of the very latest work, without losing the original book's popular balance between a compelling narrative and an fascinating examination of the period's main themes.

The Popes and the Baltic Crusades

1147-1254

Author: Iben Fonnesberg-Schmidt

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004155023

Category: Religion

Page: 287

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"The Popes and the Baltic Crusades" examines the formulation of papal policy on the crusades and missions in the Baltic region in the central Middle Ages and analyses why and how the crusade concept was extended from the Holy Land to the Baltic region.

Politics and Power in Early Medieval Europe

Alsace and the Frankish Realm, 600–1000

Author: Hans J. Hummer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139448544

Category: History

Page: N.A

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How exactly did political power operate in early medieval Europe? Taking Alsace as his focus, Hans Hummer offers an intriguing new case study on localised and centralised power and the relationship between the two from c. 600–1000. Providing a panoramic survey of the sources from the region, which include charters, notarial formulas, royal instruments, and Old High German literature, he untangles the networks of monasteries and kin groups which made up the political landscape of Alsace, and shows the significance of monastic control in shaping that landscape. He also investigates this local structure in light of comparative evidence from other regions. He tracks the emergence of the distinctive local order during the seventh century to its eventual decline in the late tenth century in the face of radical monastic reform. Highly original and well balanced, this 2006 work is of interest to all students of medieval political structures.

The Carolingian Empire

Author: Heinrich Fichtenau

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802063670

Category: History

Page: 196

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A classic account of Charles the Great and the heyday of Frankish rule in Europe, evaluating the achievements and failures of the empire which has been called ?the first Europe.? Reprinted from the 1968 edition, translation first published in 1957.

Medieval Italy

An Encyclopedia

Author: Christopher Kleinhenz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135948801

Category: History

Page: 2160

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This Encyclopedia gathers together the most recent scholarship on Medieval Italy, while offering a sweeping view of all aspects of life in Italy during the Middle Ages. This two volume, illustrated, A-Z reference is a cross-disciplinary resource for information on literature, history, the arts, science, philosophy, and religion in Italy between A.D. 450 and 1375. For more information including the introduction, a full list of entries and contributors, a generous selection of sample pages, and more, visit the Medieval Italy: An Encyclopedia website.

Medieval Flanders

Author: David M Nicholas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131790155X

Category: History

Page: 480

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Cradle of northern Europe's later urban and industrial pre-eminence, medieval Flanders was a region of immense political and economic importance -- and already, as so often later, the battleground of foreign powers. Yet this book is, remarkably, the first comprehensive modern history of the region. Within the framework of a clear political narrative, it presents a vivid portrait of medieval Flemish life that will be essential reading for the medievalist -- and a boon for the many visitors to Bruges and Ghent eager for a better understanding of what they see.

The Merovingian Kingdoms 450 - 751

Author: Ian Wood

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317871162

Category: History

Page: 408

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A comprehensive survey which begins with the rise of the Franks, then examines the Merovingians.

The Carolingian World

Author: Marios Costambeys,Matthew Innes,Simon MacLean

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 113993614X

Category: History

Page: N.A

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At its height, the Carolingian empire spanned a million square kilometres of western Europe - from the English Channel to central Italy and northern Spain, and from the Atlantic to the fringes of modern Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic. As the largest political unit for centuries, the empire dominated the region and left an enduring legacy for European culture. This comprehensive survey traces this great empire's history, from its origins around 700, with the rise to dominance of the Carolingian dynasty, through its expansion by ruthless military conquest and political manoeuvring in the eighth century, to the struggle to hold the empire together in the ninth. It places the complex political narrative in context, giving equal consideration to vital themes such as beliefs, peasant society, aristocratic culture and the economy. Accessibly written and authoritative, this book offers distinctive perspectives on a formative period in European history.

The Washingtons: A Family History

Volume 3: Royal Descents of the Presidential Branch

Author: Justin Glenn

Publisher: Savas Publishing

ISBN: 1940669286

Category: History

Page: 67

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This Royal Descents supplement is an outgrowth of the authorÍs multi-volume family history of the ñPresidential Branchî of the Washingtons. That work collects the descendants of the immigrant John Washington who settled in Westmoreland Co., Va., in 1657, married Anne Pope, and became the great-grandfather of President George Washington. The Royal Descents traces the ancestry of the early Virginia members of this ñPresidential Branchî back in time to the aristocracy and nobility of England and continental Europe, including the Plantagenet dynasty, William the Conqueror, Alfred the Great, Charles Martel, and Charlemagne. ADVANCE PRAISE for The Washingtons: A Family History ñI am convinced that your work will be of wide interest to historians and academics as well as members of the Washington family itself. Although the surname Washington is perhaps the best known in American history and much has been written about the Washington family for well over a century, it is surprising that no comprehensive family history has been published. Justin M. GlennÍs The Washingtons: A Family History finally fills this void for the branch to which General and President George Washington belonged, identifying some 63,000 descendants. This is truly a family history, not a mere tabulation of names and dates, providing biographical accounts of many of the descendants of John Washington who settled in Westmoreland County, Virginia, in 1657. . . . Each individual section is followed by extensive listings of published and manuscript sources supporting the information presented and errors of identification in previous publications are commented upon as appropriate.î John Frederick Dorman, editor of The Virginia Genealogist (1957-2006) and author of Adventurers of Purse and Person ñDecades of reviewing Civil War books have left me surprised and delighted when someone applies exhaustive diligence to a topic not readily accessible. Dr. Glenn surely meets that standard with the meticulous research that unveils the Washington family in gratifying detail„many of them Confederates of interest and importance.î Robert K. Krick, author of The Smoothbore Volley that Doomed the Confederacy and Stonewall Jackson at Cedar Mountain