Carolingian Civilization: A Reader / Edition 2

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Overview

The period between 770 and 880 experienced an explosion of words signalling the documentary reawakening of Western civilization; this anthology offers a plentiful and engaging selection of primary source documents from that vibrant era.

Among the material new to this second edition are Rimbert's Life of Anskar, with its detailed account of the Carolingian missionary contact with Scandinavia, Ratramnus's study of the dog-headed men, the monk Bernard's Journey to Jerusalem, new specimens of popular beliefs, Audradus Modicus's complete Book of Revelations, and new maps and illustrations.

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What People Are Saying

Sarah Foot

Paul Dutton's Carolingian Civilization and Charlemagne's Courtier have revolutionized the teaching of 8th- and 9th-century western European history and made this fascinating period available to new generations of students who lack the Latin to access the sources in the original for themselves.

Sarah Foot, University of Sheffield

Charles R. Bowlus

I've been teaching the 'Age of Charlemagne' for 25 years. Thanks to Paul Dutton, I finally have the book I need to make this age come alive.

Charles R. Bowlus, Professor Emeritus, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Sarah Foot

Paul Dutton's Carolingian Civilization and Charlemagne's Courtier have revolutionized the teaching of 8th- and 9th-century western European history and made this fascinating period available to new generations of students who lack the Latin to access the sources in the original for themselves.

Charles R. Bowlus

I've been teaching the 'Age of Charlemagne' for 25 years. Thanks to Paul Dutton, I finally have the book I need to make this age come alive.

From the Publisher

Paul Dutton's Carolingian Civilization and Charlemagne's Courtier have revolutionized the teaching of 8th- and 9th-century western European history and made this fascinating period available to new generations of students who lack the Latin to access the sources in the original for themselves.

I've been teaching the 'Age of Charlemagne' for 25 years. Thanks to Paul Dutton, I finally have the book I need to make this age come alive.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781551114927
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division
  • Publication date: 3/29/2004
  • Series: Readings in Medieval Civilizations and Cultures Series , #1
  • Edition description: second edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 549
  • Sales rank: 942,609
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul Edward Dutton, Professor of Humanities at Simon Fraser University, is the author of a number of articles and books about the Middle Ages including The Poetry and Paintings of the First Bible of Charles the Bald with Herbert L. Kessler (University of Michigan Press, 1997) and Charlemagne's Mustache and Other Cultural Clusters of a Dark Age (Palgrave, 2004). He is Series Editor of UTP's Readings in Medieval Civilizations and Cultures.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition

Introduction to the First Edition

Chapter One: The Time of Pepin the Short (741-768)

1. A List of Superstitions and Pagan Practices

2. The Correspondence of Boniface, Missionary and Martyr

3. The Elevation of Pepin the Short

4. The Reanointing of Pepin in 754

5. The Donation of Constantine

Chapter Two: The Time of Charlemagne (768-814)

6. Pope Stephen Scolds Charlemagne and Carloman

7. Einhard's Life of Charlemagne

8. Pepin's Victory over the Avars

9. Epitaphs and Eulogies

10. The Equestrian Statue of Theoderic

11. The Lateran Palace of Pope Leo III

12. Charlemagne and Pope Leo

13. Capitularies

14. An Exhortation to the Faithful

15. The Iconodule Controversy in Francia

16. Theodulf's Mosaic of the Ark

17. Theodulf and the Antique Vase

18. Six Short Poems by Theodulf

19. Theodulf of Orléans: Precepts for the Priests of his Diocese

20. Letters of Alcuin

21. Five Poems of Alcuin

22. Alcuin's Dialogue with Young Prince Pepin

23. Charlemagne's Division of his Kingdoms

24. The Diet of Aachen in 813

Chapter Three: The Time of Louis the Pious (814-840)

25. Lament on Charlemagne's Death

26. Thegan's Life of Louis

27. Benedict of Aniane: His Life and Times

28. The Ordinatio Imperii of 817

29. The Vision of the Poor Woman of Laon

30. Louis's Public Penance in 822

31. The Polyptyque of St-Germain-des-Prés

32. The Polyptyque of the Church of Marseilles

33. Agobard of Lyons and the Popular Belief in Weather Magic

34. Of Bread and Provisions in the Statutes of Adalhard of Corbie

35. A Royal Judgment of Pepin in 828

36. Claudius of Turin's Complaint

37. The Penitential of Halitgar

38. Saint-Riquier (Centula): Its Precious Goods

39. The Emperor Louis's Palace at Ingelheim

40. Freculf Dedicates his Book to Empress Judith

41. The Astronomer's Account of the Rebellions

42. Paschasius Radbertus's Defense of Wala

43. Rudolf of Fulda's The Life of Saint Leoba

44. The Final Days and Death of Louis the Pious

Chapter Four: The Time of The Civil War (840-843)

45. Nithard's History

46. Engelbert at the Battle of Fontenoy

47. The Treaty of Verdun, 843

48. Dhuoda's Advice to Her Son

Chapter Five: The Time of the Three Kings and their Sons (844-877)

49. The Annals of Xanten for the Years 844 to 862

50. Audradus Modicus and his Book of Revelations

51. Gottschalk and the Predestination Controversy

52. Popular and Learned Beliefs: Two Specimens

53. The Epitaphs of Ermengard and Lothar

54. Sedulius Scottus's On Christian Rulers

55. Lothar II's Divorce

56. The Susanna Crystal of King Lothar

57. Otfrid of Weissenburg on Old High German

58. Anskar and his Mission to Scandanavia

59. Ratramnus and the Dog-headed Humans

60. The Vision of Charlemagne

61. Letters of Lupus of Ferrières

62. The Wandering Monks of Saint-Philibert

63. The Monk Bernard's Journey to Jerusalem

64. A Judicial Dispute in the Loire Valley

65. A Charter of Immunity from Charles the Bald

66. Saint Remi's Protection of People and Property

67. The Coronation of Charles the Bald as King of Lotharingia

68. Eriugena's Periphyseon: The Beginning and End

69. Wulfadus's Library

70. Wulfadus Goes to Court

71. Charles the Bald Grants a Benefice

72. The Capitulary of Quierzy, 877

73. The Death of Charles the Bald

Chapter Six: The Time of Charles the Fat (878-888)

74. The Annals of Saint-Vaast for the Years 882 to 886

75. The Song of Louis: Ludwigslied

76. Abbo's Account of the Siege of Paris by the Northmen

77. Hincmar of Rheims's On the Governance of the Palace

78. Notker the Stammerer Addresses Charles the Fat

79. The Saxon Poet's Thoughts on Charlemagne

80. The Vision of Charles the Fat

81. Last Thoughts

Index of Topics

Sources

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