History and Memory in the Carolingian World

Cambridge University Press, 29 juil. 2004 - 337 pages
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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.

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This work discusses how the Carolingians used history both to establish for their culture a "sense of place" as well as to establish a record, both for current and future readers, of their actions ... Consulter l'avis complet

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Introduction History and memory in the Carolingian world
Carolingian history books
Paul the Deacons Historia langobardorum and the Franks
The Carolingians on their past
Politics and History
Kingship and the writing of history
Social memory commemoration and the book
History and memory in early medieval Bavaria
The reading of history at Lorsch and St Amand
Texts authority and the history of the church
Christianity as history
Conclusion History and its audiences in the Carolingian world
Index of manuscripts
General index
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Rosamond McKitterick is Professor of Medieval History in the University of Cambridge. Her previous publications include The Carolingians and the Written Word (Cambridge University Press,1989), The Frankish Kings and Culture in the Early Middle Ages (1995) and The New Cambridge Medieval History Vol II c.700-c.900 (ed. 1995). She has presented many conference papers and lectured extensively at universities throughout Britain, continental Europe, North America and Australia. She is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

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