Carolingian Civilization A Reader

ISBN-10: 1551114925
ISBN-13: 9781551114927
Edition: 2nd 2004 (Revised)
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Description: The period between 770 and 880 experienced an explosion of words signalling the documentary reawakening of Western civilization; this anthology offers a plentiful and engaging selection of primary source documents from that vibrant era.Among the  More...

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Book details

List price: $44.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Broadview Press
Publication date: 3/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 549
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.88" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

The period between 770 and 880 experienced an explosion of words signalling the documentary reawakening of Western civilization; this anthology offers a plentiful and engaging selection of primary source documents from that vibrant era.Among the material new to this second edition are Rimbert's Life of Anskar, with its detailed account of the Carolingian missionary contact with Scandinavia, Ratramnus's study of the dog-headed men, the monk Bernard's Journey to Jerusalem, new specimens of popular beliefs, Audradus Modicus's complete Book of Revelations, and new maps and illustrations.

Paul Edward Dutton, Professor of Humanities at Simon Fraser University, is the author of a number of articles and books about the Middle Ages including The Poetry and Paintings of the First Bible of Charles the Bald with Herbert L. Kessler (University of Michigan Press, 1997) and Charlemagne's Mustache and Other Cultural Clusters of a Dark Age (Palgrave, 2004). He is Series Editor of UTP's Readings in Medieval Civilizations and Cultures.

Preface to the second edition
Introduction to the first edition
The time of Pepin the Short (741-768)
A list of superstitions and pagan practices
The correspondence of Boniface, missionary and martyr
The elevation of Pepin the Short
The reanointing of Pepin in 754
The donation of Constantine
The time of Charlemagne (768-814)
Pope Stephen scolds Charlemagne and Carloman
Einhard's Life of Charlemagne
Pepin's victory over the Avars
Epitaphs and eulogies
The equestrian statue of Theoderic
The Lateran palace of Pope Leo III
Charlemagne and Pope Leo
Capitularies
An exhortation to the faithful
The iconodule controversy in Francia
Theodulf's mosaic of the Ark
Theodulf and the antique vase
Six short poems by Theodulf
Theodulf of Orleans : precepts for the priests of his diocese
Letters of Alcuin
Five poems of Alcuin
Alcuin's dialogue with young Prince Pepin
Charlemagne's division of his kingdoms
The diet of Aachen in 813
The time of Louis the Pious (814-840)
Lament on Charlemagne's death
Thegan's Life of Louis
Benedict of Aniane : his life and times
The Ordinatio Imperii of 817
The vision of the poor woman of Laon
Louis's public penance in 822
The polyptyque of St-Germain-des-Pres
The polyptyque of the Church of Marseilles
Agobard of Lyons and the popular belief in weather magic
Of bread and provisions in the statutes of Adalhard of Corbie
A royal judgment of Pepin in 828
Claudius of Turin's complaint
The Penitential of Halitgar
Saint-Riquier (Centula) : its precious goods
The Emperor Louis's palace at Ingelheim
Freculf dedicates his book to Empress Judith
The astronomer's account of the rebellions
Paschasius Radbertus's defense of Wala
Rudolf of Fulda's The life of Saint Leoba
The final days and death of Louis the Pious
The time of the civil war (840-843)
Nithard's history
Engelbert at the Battle of Fontenoy
The treaty of Verdun, 843
Dhuoda's advice to her son
The time of the three kings and their sons (844-877)
The annals of Xanten for the years 844 to 862
Audradus Modicus and his Book of Revelations
Gottschalk and the predestination controversy
Popular and learned beliefs : two specimens
The epitaphs of Ermengard and Lothar
Sedulius Scottus's On Christian rulers
Lothar II's divorce
The Susanna crystal of King Lothar
Otfrid of Weissenburg on old High German
Anskar and his mission to Scandanavia
Ratramnus and the dog-headed humans
The vision of Charlemagne
Letters of Lupus of Ferrieres
The wandering monks of Saint-Philibert
The monk Bernard's journey to Jerusalem
A judicial dispute in the Loire Valley
A charter of immunity from Charles the Bald
Saint Remi's protection of people and property
The coronation of Charles the Bald as King of Lotharingia
Eriugena's Periphyseon : the beginning and end
Wulfadus's library
Wulfadus goes to court
Charles the Bald grants a benefice
The capitulary of quierzy, 877
The death of Charles the Bald
The time of Charles the Fat (878-888)
The annals of Saint-Vaast for the Years 882 to 886
The song of Louis : Ludwigslied
Abbo's account of the siege of Paris by the Northmen
Hincmar of Rheims's On the governance of the palace
Notker the Stammerer addresses Charles the Fat
The Saxon poet's thoughts on Charlemagne
The vision of Charles the Fat
Last thoughts
Index of topics
Sources

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