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Carolingian Culture : Emulation and Innovation - Rosamond McKitterick

Carolingian Culture

Emulation and Innovation

By: Rosamond McKitterick (Editor)

Paperback Published: 29th September 2003
ISBN: 9780521405867
Number Of Pages: 372

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This volume of specially commissioned essays takes as its theme the legacy of Rome in Carolingian culture in eighth- and ninth-century Europe. No such comprehensive survey of this kind exists in any language.

The book is made the more unusual by departing from the customary stress on the concept of renewal to emphasise the enormous creativity and inventiveness of the Franks in every aspect of their intellectual and cultural life.

Carolingian culture provided the bedrock for the subsequent development of medieval European culture, and this is demonstrated amply by essays which are planned as introductions to the study of each subject and which also incorporate the author's specialist new research, on the 'Carolingian Renaissance', political theory, the teaching of grammar, Latin and German literature, thought, the writing of history, script and book production, art, and music.

The Carolingian Renaissance: an introduction
Kingship and empire: Carolingian political though
The study of grammar
Carolingian thought
The writing of history
Carolingian latin literature
Saints and relics in the Carolingian Renaissance
Carolingian music
Script and book production
Emulation and invention in Carolingian art
The legacy of the Carolingians
German literature in the Frankish Kingdoms: a survey
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ISBN: 9780521405867
ISBN-10: 0521405866
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 372
Published: 29th September 2003
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.816 x 18.72  x 2.134
Weight (kg): 0.653