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Gregory of Tours: History and Society in the Sixth Century

Gregory of Tours: History and Society in the Sixth Century

by Martin Heinzelmann
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521631742

ISBN-13: 9780521631747

Pub. Date: 07/01/2001

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

For 1400 years Gregory's Histories—the principal work of Merovingian history—have been understood as a "history of the Franks" and as an objective portrayal of history, albeit told by a naive narrator. This completely new interpretation of the Histories reveals connections between apparently unconnected, adjacent chapters, and also begins to make out

Overview

For 1400 years Gregory's Histories—the principal work of Merovingian history—have been understood as a "history of the Franks" and as an objective portrayal of history, albeit told by a naive narrator. This completely new interpretation of the Histories reveals connections between apparently unconnected, adjacent chapters, and also begins to make out their real function. Gregory (538-594) can be seen as focusing on the development of a socio-political concept of society, which anticipates the leadership of the Christian state entrusted to the joint government of bishops and king.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521631747
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/01/2001
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures; Preface; List of abbreviations; Introduction: the state of research into Gregory of Tours in 1992; 1. Gregory of Tours and his family; 2. The function of autobiographical elements in Gregory's concept of contemporary history (books v-x); the relationship of 'bishop' and 'king'; autobiography and the writing of history; the concept of history; 3. Ten Books of History: genre, structure and plan; 4. Gregory's ecclesia Dei: the eschatological church and the concept of history; Conclusion; Postscript; Bibliography; Index of references to Gregory's works; Index of names.

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