The Frankish world, 750-900 / Janet L. Nelson.
- London ; Rio Grande : The Hambledon Press, 1996.
1 online resource (289 p.)
Franks -- France -- History.
France -- Kings and rulers -- Influence.
France -- Politics and government -- To 987.
- Electronic books.
- In these essays Carolingian government is explored through the workings of courts and assemblies; through administrative texts; through contemporaries' historical writing; through the rituals, looking back to Roman times and reflecting the long continuity of administration in the areas constituting Francia that supplemented and reinforced social and political solidarities; and through the ideological and material dilemmas confronted by ninth-century churchmen: the material wealth of the church, a necessary precondition to its influence, attracted a variety of private interests that inhibited i
- Contents; Acknowledgements; Preface; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1 Literacy in Carolingian Government; 2 The Last Years of Louis the Pious; 3 Dispute Settlement in Carolingian West Francia; 4 Ninth-Century Knighthood: The Evidence of Nithard; 5 Translating Images of Authority: The Christian Roman Emperors in the Carolingian World; 6 The Lord's Anointed and the People's Choice: Carolingian Royal Ritual; 7 'Not Bishops' Bailiffs but Lords of the Earth': Charles the Bald and the Problem of Sovereignty; 8 Making Ends Meet: Wealth and Poverty in the Carolingian Church
9 The Intellectual in Politics: Context, Content and Authorship in the Capitulary of Coulaines, November 84310 Rewriting the History of the Franks; 11 Gender and Genre in Women Historians of the Early Middle Ages; 12 Women and the Word in the Earlier Middle Ages; 13 Women at the Court of Charlemagne: A Case of Monstrous Regiment?; Index
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