History and Memory in the Carolingian World

History and Memory in the Carolingian World

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The writing and reading of history in the early Middle Ages form the key themes of this 2004 book. The primary focus is on the remarkable manifestations of historical writing in relation to historical memory in the Frankish kingdoms of the eighth and ninth centuries. It considers the audiences for history in the Frankish kingdoms, the recording of memory in new genres including narrative histories, cartularies and Libri memoriales, and thus particular perceptions of the Frankish and Christian past. It analyses both original manuscript material and key historical texts from the Carolingian period, a remarkably creative period in the history of European culture. Presentations of the past developed in this period were crucial in forming an historical understanding of the Greco-Roman and Judaeo-Christian past and, in subsequent centuries, of early medieval Europe. They also played an extraordinarily influential role in the formation of political ideologies and senses of identity within Europe.
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2004
ISBN: 9780521534369
0521534364
9780521827171
0521827175
Branch Call Number: D13.5.E85 M384 2004x
Characteristics: xvi, 337 p. ; 24 cm

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