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Author McKitterick, Rosamond.
Title History and memory in the Carolingian world / Rosamond McKitterick.
Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.

Author McKitterick, Rosamond.
Subject Historiography -- Europe -- History -- To 1500.
History -- Philosophy -- To 1500.
Carolingians -- Historiography.
Europe -- History -- 476-1492 -- Historiography.
France -- History -- To 987 -- Historiography.
Description 1 online resource (xvi, 337 pages)
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 284-322) and indexes.
Contents Introduction: History and memory in the Carolingian world. -- Carolingian history books. -- Paul the Deacon's Historia langobardorum and the Franks. -- The Carolingians on their past. -- Politics and history. -- Kingship and the writing of history. -- Social memory, commemoration and the book. -- History and memory in early medieval Bavaria. -- The reading of history at Lorsch and St. Amand. -- Texts, authority and the history of the church. -- Christianity as history. -- Conclusion: History and its audiences in the Carolingian world.
Summary A remarkable quantity and variety of history was written in Frankish realms of Western Europe in the eighth and ninth centuries. This work examines the understanding of the past and use of history contained in these books and their role in forming political ideologies and senses of identity within Europe.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0511211082
0521534364 (pbk.)
9780521534369 (pbk.)
0511216459 (electronic bk.)
9780511216459 (electronic bk.)
0511214669 (electronic bk.)
9780511214660 (electronic bk.)
9780511617003 (ebook)
0511617003 (ebook)
OCLC # 173610070
Additional Format Print version: McKitterick, Rosamond. History and memory in the Carolingian world. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004 (DLC) 2005297210.

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