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Perceptions of the Past in the Early Middle Ages

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ISBN-10: 0268035008

ISBN-13: 9780268035006

Edition: 2006

Authors: Rosamond McKitterick

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Historical writing of the early middle ages tends to be regarded as little more than a possible source of facts, but Rosamond McKitterick establishes that early medieval historians conveyed in their texts a sophisticated set of multiple perceptions of the past. In these essays, McKitterick focuses on the Frankish realms in the eight and ninth centuries and examines different methods and genres of historical writing in relation to the perceptions of time and chronology. She claims that there is an extraordinary concentration of new text production and older text reproduction in this period that has to be accounted for, and whose influence is still being investigated and established. Three…    
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List price: $29.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press
Publication date: 10/15/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 168
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.36" tall
Weight: 0.528
Language: English

Rosamond McKitterick holds the Chair in Medieval History in the University of Cambridge and is Vice-Master of Sidney Sussex College. Her books include The Carolingians and the Written Word (1989), History and Memory in the Carolingian World (2004), Perceptions of the Past in the Early Middle Ages (2006), Charlemagne: The Formation of a European Identity (2008) and Old Saint Peter's, Rome (edited with J. Osborne, C. Richardson and J. Story, 2013), and she has lectured and given seminars in many universities in Britain, Continental Europe, North America and Australia. She is a Corresponding Fellow of the Medieval Academy of America, the Monumenta Germaniae Historica and the Austrian Academy…    

List of Illustrations
Preface
Abbreviations
Introduction
Chronology and Empire
Genesis and "World Chronicles"
Early Medieval Continuators of Eusebius-Jerome
Carolingian "World Chronicles": The Chronicle of 741, Ado of Vienne, and Regino of Prum
The Franks and Rome
The Image of Rome in Carolingian Chronicles
The Sacred Topography of Rome
The Liber Pontificalis
Martyrologies and Relics
The Sacred Past of Rome
The Franks and Their History
Frankish Annals
Hardrad's Revolt
Writing and Memory
Local Annals
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index