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Politics and History in the Tenth Century : The Work and World of Richer of Reims - Jason Glenn

Politics and History in the Tenth Century

The Work and World of Richer of Reims

Hardcover Published: 14th October 2004
ISBN: 9780521834872
Number Of Pages: 354

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This book stands at the intersection of recent work in historiography and the study of political culture in the early Middle Ages. It takes the autograph manuscript of a tenth-century monk, Richer, as a point of entry into the author's world, and asks how he and his contemporaries in the religious and intellectual community of Reims engaged in Frankish politics. By shifting focus from the events and actors that typically occupy centre stage in political theatre to the writing of history and its authors, it offers a sustained reflection on the relationship between politics and history. As a case study it aims, ultimately, to articulate new possibilities for the study of early medieval politics and, at the same time, to provide a model for a type of historical inquiry in which the development of questions and the exploration of possibilities stand more prominent than the conclusions drawn from them.

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"Glenn's work combines many sophisticated literary and historical techniques to be a model of this sort of study." Daniel Boice "This is a book worht reading...Glenn's general conclusions are persuasive, his methodology sensibly provocative." - Cullen J. Chandler, Lycoming College

List of illustrations
Acknowledgements
Notes on the notes and other conventions
List of abbreviations
Introduction
Religious and Intellectual Landscapes
Richer of Reims
Cantor and canon at the cathedral of Reims
Intellectual culture
Monk at Saint-Remigius
Conclusions
Political History
A Frankish civil war, 987-991
Archbishop Gerbert of Reims, 981-998
Richer and his narrative
A tenth-century treasure
Conclusions
Historian and Community, Past and Present
Flodoard of Reims
Carolingians and Robertians, 888-929
The contested see of Reims, 925-948
Kingship and community
Conclusions
Epilogue: a curious journey
Appendices
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521834872
ISBN-10: 0521834872
Series: Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought: Fourth Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 354
Published: 14th October 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.7 x 16.1  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.69

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