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Flodoard of Rheims and the writing of history in the tenth century /
Edward Roberts, University of Kent.
imprint
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2019.
description
xiii, 268 pages ; 24 cm.
ISBN
1316510395, 1316649873, 9781108247238, 9781316510391, 9781316649879
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imprint
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2019.
isbn
1316510395
1316649873
9781108247238
9781316510391
9781316649879
contents note
Introduction: Flodoard of Rheims and his world -- 1. Flodoard, his archbishops and the struggle for Rheims -- 2. Narrative and history in the Annals -- 3. Institutional history and ecclesiastical property -- 4. History, poetry, and intellectual life -- 5. Flodoard's age of miracles -- Conclusion: History and historiography in the tenth century.
abstract
Flodoard of Rheims (893/4-966) is one of the tenth century's most intriguing but neglected historians. His works are essential sources for the emergence of the West Frankish and Ottonian kingdoms in the tumultuous decades following the collapse of the Carolingian empire in 888. Yet although Flodoard is a crucial narrative voice from this period, his works have seldom been considered in the context of the evolving circumstances of his turbulent career or his literary aims. This important new study is the first to analyse and synthesise Flodoard's entire output, suggesting that his writings about Rheims, contemporary politics and the Christian past have until now been taken at face value without regard for his own intentions or priorities, and therefore have been misunderstood. Edward Roberts' re-evaluation of the relationship between political participation, historical understanding and authorial individuality casts important new light on the political and cultural history of tenth-century Europe.
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13138652
 
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