Politics and Power in Early Medieval Europe: Alsace and the Frankish Realm, 600–1000

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Cambridge University Press, 12 janv. 2006 - 299 pages
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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.
  

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Table des matières

Chapter 2
56
THE SUPPRESSION OF THE ETICHONID DUKEDOM
57
Table 4 The continuity ofRodoin and WolfoaldGundoin properties
73
Chapter 3
76
THE STANDARDIZATION OF PRECARIAE AT HERSTAL
80
THE PROLIFERATION OF THE PRECARIAL CENSUS
84
THE VALUATION OF THE PRECARIAL CENSUS
98
Chapter 4
105
ALSACE IN THE MIDDLE KINGDOM
169
BACK TO THE FUTURE FOR THE PATRONS OF WEISSENBURG
190
Weissenburg
196
Chapter 7
209
Chapter 8
227
FAMILY RIGHTS AND MONASTIC REFORM
234
BISHOPS AND MONASTIC REFORMERS
236
ROYAL REFORM
237

Chapter 5
130
Chapter 6
155
ALSACE AND THE EAST FRANKISH KINGDOM
165
THE CONTINGENCIES OF REFORM
241
THE TRANSFORMATION OF LAY LORDSHIP
247
Hugo
248

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Page 41 - More devoted to the equipment of battle than the splendor of banquets": frontier kingship, military ritual and early knighthood at the court of Louis the German', Viator 30 (1999), pp.

À propos de l'auteur (2006)

Hans J. Hummer is Assistant Professor of History, Wayne State University. He has published articles in a number of journals including Early Medieval Europe, Francia and Deutsches Archiv.

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