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Carolingian Civilization : A Reader - Paul Edward Dutton

Carolingian Civilization

A Reader

By: Paul Edward Dutton (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st March 2004
ISBN: 9781551114927
Number Of Pages: 549

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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.

"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

Preface to the second edition
Introduction to the first edition
The time of Pepin the Short (741-768)p. 1
A list of superstitions and pagan practicesp. 3
The correspondence of Boniface, missionary and martyrp. 4
The elevation of Pepin the Shortp. 12
The reanointing of Pepin in 754p. 13
The donation of Constantinep. 14
The time of Charlemagne (768-814)p. 23
Pope Stephen scolds Charlemagne and Carlomanp. 25
Einhard's Life of Charlemagnep. 26
Pepin's victory over the Avarsp. 50
Epitaphs and eulogiesp. 52
The equestrian statue of Theodericp. 56
The Lateran palace of Pope Leo IIIp. 57
Charlemagne and Pope Leop. 62
Capitulariesp. 65
An exhortation to the faithfulp. 92
The iconodule controversy in Franciap. 95
Theodulf's mosaic of the Arkp. 99
Theodulf and the antique vasep. 100
Six short poems by Theodulfp. 103
Theodulf of Orleans : precepts for the priests of his diocesep. 106
Letters of Alcuinp. 120
Five poems of Alcuinp. 136
Alcuin's dialogue with young Prince Pepinp. 139
Charlemagne's division of his kingdomsp. 146
The diet of Aachen in 813p. 152
The time of Louis the Pious (814-840)p. 155
Lament on Charlemagne's deathp. 157
Thegan's Life of Louisp. 159
Benedict of Aniane : his life and timesp. 176
The Ordinatio Imperii of 817p. 199
The vision of the poor woman of Laonp. 203
Louis's public penance in 822p. 205
The polyptyque of St-Germain-des-Presp. 207
The polyptyque of the Church of Marseillesp. 214
Agobard of Lyons and the popular belief in weather magicp. 220
Of bread and provisions in the statutes of Adalhard of Corbiep. 223
A royal judgment of Pepin in 828p. 229
Claudius of Turin's complaintp. 230
The Penitential of Halitgarp. 235
Saint-Riquier (Centula) : its precious goodsp. 250
The Emperor Louis's palace at Ingelheimp. 252
Freculf dedicates his book to Empress Judithp. 255
The astronomer's account of the rebellionsp. 256
Paschasius Radbertus's defense of Walap. 265
Rudolf of Fulda's The life of Saint Leobap. 274
The final days and death of Louis the Piousp. 291
The time of the civil war (840-843)p. 295
Nithard's historyp. 297
Engelbert at the Battle of Fontenoyp. 332
The treaty of Verdun, 843p. 334
Dhuoda's advice to her sonp. 336
The time of the three kings and their sons (844-877)p. 345
The annals of Xanten for the years 844 to 862p. 347
Audradus Modicus and his Book of Revelationsp. 351
Gottschalk and the predestination controversyp. 360
Popular and learned beliefs : two specimensp. 365
The epitaphs of Ermengard and Lotharp. 371
Sedulius Scottus's On Christian rulersp. 374
Lothar II's divorcep. 386
The Susanna crystal of King Lotharp. 394
Otfrid of Weissenburg on old High Germanp. 395
Anskar and his mission to Scandanaviap. 400
Ratramnus and the dog-headed humansp. 452
The vision of Charlemagnep. 456
Letters of Lupus of Ferrieresp. 458
The wandering monks of Saint-Philibertp. 468
The monk Bernard's journey to Jerusalemp. 472
A judicial dispute in the Loire Valleyp. 479
A charter of immunity from Charles the Baldp. 482
Saint Remi's protection of people and propertyp. 484
The coronation of Charles the Bald as King of Lotharingiap. 486
Eriugena's Periphyseon : the beginning and endp. 488
Wulfadus's libraryp. 497
Wulfadus goes to courtp. 498
Charles the Bald grants a beneficep. 500
The capitulary of quierzy, 877p. 501
The death of Charles the Baldp. 502
The time of Charles the Fat (878-888)p. 505
The annals of Saint-Vaast for the Years 882 to 886p. 507
The song of Louis : Ludwigsliedp. 512
Abbo's account of the siege of Paris by the Northmenp. 514
Hincmar of Rheims's On the governance of the palacep. 516
Notker the Stammerer addresses Charles the Fatp. 533
The Saxon poet's thoughts on Charlemagnep. 533
The vision of Charles the Fatp. 537
Last thoughtsp. 540
Index of topicsp. 543
Sourcesp. 547
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ISBN: 9781551114927
ISBN-10: 1551114925
Series: Readings in Medieval Civilizations and Cultures
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 549
Published: 1st March 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.61 x 15.24  x 3.05
Weight (kg): 0.77
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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