History and Memory in the Carolingian World

History and Memory in the Carolingian World

by Rosamond McKitterick
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521827175

ISBN-13: 9780521827171

Pub. Date: 08/15/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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…  See more details below

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521827171
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/15/2004
Pages:
337
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: history and memory in the Carolingian world; 2. Carolingian history books; 3. Paul the Deacon's Historia langobardorum and the Franks; 4. The Carolingians on their past; 5. Politics and history; 6. Kingship and the writing of history; 7. Social memory, commemoration and the book; 8. History and memory in early medieval Bavaria; 9. The reading of history at Lorsch and St Amand; 10. Texts, authority and the history of the church; 11. Christianity as history; 12. Conclusion: history and its audiences in the Carolingian world.

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