The Carolingian World

Author: Marios Costambeys
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521563666
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A comprehensive and accessible survey of the great Carolingian empire, which dominated western Europe in the eighth and ninth centuries.

History And Memory In The Carolingian World

Author: Rosamond McKitterick
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521534369
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This 2004 book looks at the writing and reading of history during the early middle ages.

Women And Aristocratic Culture In The Carolingian World

Author: Valerie Garver
Editor: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801464951
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Despite the wealth of scholarship in recent decades on medieval women, we still know much less about the experiences of women in the early Middle Ages than we do about those in later centuries. In Women and Aristocratic Culture in the Carolingian World, Valerie L. Garver offers a fresh appraisal of the cultural and social history of eighth- and ninth-century women. Examining changes in women's lives and in the ways others perceived women during the early Middle Ages, she shows that lay and religious women, despite their legal and social constrictions, played integral roles in Carolingian society. Garver's innovative book employs an especially wide range of sources, both textual and material, which she uses to construct a more complex and nuanced impression of aristocratic women than we've seen before. She looks at the importance of female beauty and adornment; the family and the construction of identities and collective memory; education and moral exemplarity; wealth, hospitality and domestic management; textile work, and the lifecycle of elite Carolingian women. Her interdisciplinary approach makes deft use of canons of church councils, chronicles, charters, polyptychs, capitularies, letters, poetry, exegesis, liturgy, inventories, hagiography, memorial books, artworks, archaeological remains, and textiles. Ultimately, Women and Aristocratic Culture in the Carolingian World underlines the centrality of the Carolingian era to the reshaping of antique ideas and the development of lasting social norms.

The Symbolic Language Of Royal Authority In The Carolingian World C 751 877

Author: Ildar H. Garipzanov
Editor: BRILL
ISBN: 9004166696
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This book is not a conventional political narrative of Carolingian history shaped by narrative sources, capitularies, and charter material. It is structured, instead, by numismatic, diplomatic, liturgical, and iconographic sources and deals with political signs, images, and fixed formulas in them as interconnected elements in a symbolic language that was used in the indirect negotiation and maintenance of Carolingian authority. Building on the comprehensive analysis of royal liturgy, intitulature, iconography, and graphic signs and responding to recent interpretations of early medieval politics, this book offers a fresh view of Carolingian political culture and of corresponding roles that royal/imperial courts, larger monasteries, and human agents played there.

The Oxford World History Of Empire

Author: Peter Fibiger Bang
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0197532764
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This is the first world history of empire, reaching from the third millennium BCE to the present. By combining synthetic surveys, thematic comparative essays, and numerous chapters on specific empires, its two volumes provide unparalleled coverage of imperialism throughout history and across continents, from Asia to Europe and from Africa to the Americas. Only a few decades ago empire was believed to be a thing of the past; now it is clear that it has been and remains one of the most enduring forms of political organization and power. We cannot understand the dynamics and resilience of empire without moving decisively beyond the study of individual cases or particular periods, such as the relatively short age of European colonialism. The history of empire, as these volumes amply demonstrate, needs to be drawn on the much broader canvas of global history. Volume Two: The History of Empires tracks the protean history of political domination from the very beginnings of state formation in the Bronze Age up to the present. Case studies deal with the full range of the historical experience of empire, from the realms of the Achaemenids and Asoka to the empires of Mali and Songhay, and from ancient Rome and China to the Mughals, American settler colonialism, and the Soviet Union. Forty-five chapters detailing the history of individual empires are tied together by a set of global synthesizing surveys that structure the world history of empire into eight chronological phases.

England In Europe

Author: Elizabeth Muir Tyler
Editor: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442640723
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Religious Reform And The Arts During The Carolingian Era

Author: Alfred A. Schmid
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Carolingian Civilization

Author: Paul Edward Dutton
Editor: University of Toronto PressHigher education
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"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

Medieval Monks And Their World

Author: David R. Blanks
Editor: Brill's Series in Church Histo
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These essays examine the ideas that were important to monks and the intersections between the monks and the secular world. The volume explores the ideas and realities that shaped the lives of monks over the medieval millennium.

Corbie In The Carolingian Renaissance

Author: David Ganz
Editor: Jan Thorbecke Verlag
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Das Buch bietet eine neue Untersuchung der monastischen Kultur der Karolingerzeit. Ihre Tragweite wird bei der Behandlung der Themen und Inhalte der Handschriften aus der Bibliothek von Corbie deutlich. Mit der Geschichte der Abtei, ihrer Missionstatigkeit und den entscheidenden Veranderungen der karolingischen Kultur ist auch die Entwicklung des Skriptoriums von Corbie verbunden. Durch ein genaues Studium der Notizen und Randbemerkungen erfahren wir, wie die Handschriften in Corbie gelesen und benutzt wurden. Patristische und klassische Zitate in den Schriften der Autoren, die in Corbie gearbeitet haben, verdeutlichen, auf welche Art und Weise Anspielungen und Anderungen zu charakteristischen Bestandteilen jener Kultur wurden und welche Mittel sie zu ihrer Bewertung bieten. Die Untersuchung endet mit einer detaillierten Beschreibung aller erhaltenen Handschriften der einstigen karolingischen Bibliothek von Corbie. Ein Register erschliesst das Werk.

Medieval Commerce

Author: Howard L. Adelson
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The author analyzes the economic changes which occurred in Europe between the fall of the Roman Empire and the rise of modern European states about 1450 A.D. In particular he deals with such problems of historical analysis as the Pirenne thesis and its later revisions; the economy of Europe during the so-called Dark Ages; the effects of the Crusades upon commerce and trade; and the return to gold coinage for use in trade. This clear, balanced account, which combines an original narrative and readings from 45 sources, gives an exceptionally vivid picture of medieval history and commerce.

The Role Of The Sermon In Carolingian Political Theory And Renovatio

Author: Michael Frassetto
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Carolingian Essays

Author: Uta-Renate Blumenthal
Editor: Catholic University of Amer Press
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Annals Of Scholarship

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Monotheistic Kingship

Author: Aziz Al-Azmeh
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ISBN: 9789637326059
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This volume of essays intends to present diverse aspects of monotheistic kingship during the Middle Ages in two general-theoretical articles and a series of "case studies" on the relationship of religion and rulership. The authors discuss examples of the role of religion--based on both textual and iconic evidence--in Carolingian, Ottonian and late medieval western Europe; in Byzantium and Armenia; Georgia; Hungary; the Khazar Khanatel; Poland, and Russia. Two studies explore the issue in medieval Jewish and Islamic political thought. The editors hope that these special inquiries will engender more comparative studies on the subject.

Carolingian Chronicles

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Editor: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472061860
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The most comprehensive contemporaneous record of the rise and fall of the Carolingian Empire

Atlas Of The Medieval World

Author: Rosamond McKitterick
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
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In this atlas, pictures of art and architecture accompanying an expertly written text are featured alongside stunning maps covering nearly a millennium of medieval civilizations around the world, capturing the Arab invasions of Europe, the empire of Charlemagne, the African kingdoms of Songhai and Mali, the Crusades, the Viking and Mongol invasions, and the T'ang and Ming empires, among other topics.

The Gentle Voices Of Teachers

Author: Richard Eugene Sullivan
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"Taken together, these essays provide a synthesis of current work in Carolingian cultural history - a rare commodity in English. This volume offers much that is provocative and challenging to scholars of cultural history and of the early Middle Ages, but it is presented in a style accessible to the nonspecialist as well. "The Gentle Voices of Teachers" is a major contribution to its field and will appeal to anyone interested in the history of education, music, religion, and art, and in the interaction of cultural and political history."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Texts And Identities In The Early Middle Ages

Author: Richard Corradini
Editor: Austrian Academy of Sciences
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For seven years, a collaboration between the Institute for Medieval Studies of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the Universities of Utrecht, Cambridge, Leeds and Paris I, Sorbonne provided the opportunity for young researchers to discuss and coordinate their work. The title of the project and of this volume, Texts and identities, provides the framework for case studies in different fields of early medieval history. They include apparently disparate topics such as historiography and hagiography, monastic spaces and memories, lay and ecclesiastic legislation, as well as liturgy and penance. Rather than defining a common field of research, the meetings from which these papers have emerged derived their coherence from their common methodological framework. This approach combines two elements: on the one hand, emphasis has been laid on the careful analysis of the transmission of texts and of the manuscript evidence; on the other, research has focused on the problem of identity, or rather, of processes of identification, including the perception of differences between specific social, political and religious communities. In the combination of these two approaches the extant texts from the early medieval period are not only seen as mere reflections of ethnic, social and cultural identities, but also as media that gave meaning to social practices and were often intended to inspire, guide, change or prevent action, directly or indirectly. The written texts that have been transmitted to us can be seen as part of a cultural effort to shape the present by means of restructuring the past. The often discordant voices of medieval authors allow modern historians to grasp something of the multiplicity of the early medieval world, and of the disagreements, conflicts, idiosyncrasies and individual perceptions among the people who lived in that period. Many contributions in this volume propose specific methods for studying changing identities. They analyse differences between similar texts over time, or, specifically, changes in texts in the course of their transmission. The papers collected in this volume illustrate that texts were integral parts of a world in transformation.

Ordering The Heavens

Author: Bruce Eastwood
Editor: BRILL
ISBN: 9004161864
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Based on scores of medieval manuscript texts and diagrams, the book shows how Roman sources were used in the age of Charlemagne to reintroduce and expand a qualitative picture of articulated geometrical order in the heavens.