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Title
The resources of the past in early medieval Europe
Type
Text
Subject
Europe--History--392-814.
Civilization, Medieval--Roman influences.
Bible--Influence--Medieval civilization.
Civilization, Medieval--Sources.
Manuscripts, Medieval--History.
Collective memory--Europe--History.
Group identity--Europe--History.
HISTORY / Europe / General.
Language
English
Illustrative Content
illustrations
Geographic Coverage
Europe
Classification
LCC: D121 .R37 2015 (Source: dlc)
DDC: 940.1/2 full (Assigner: dlc)
HIS010000 (Source: bisacsh)
Identified By
Lccn: 2014032229
Content
text (Source: rdacontent)
Summary
"This volume analyses the importance of history, the textual resources of the past and the integration of Christian and imperial Rome into the cultural memory of early medieval Europe within the wider question of identity formation. The case studies in this book shed new light on the process of codification and modification of cultural heritage in the light of the transmission of texts and the extant manuscript evidence from the early middle ages. The authors demonstrate how particular texts and their early medieval manuscript representatives in Italy, Francia, Saxony and Bavaria not only reflect ethnic, social and cultural identities but themselves contributed to the creation of identities, gave meaning to social practice, and were often intended to inspire, guide, change, or prevent action, directly or indirectly. These texts are shown to be part of a cultural effort to shape the present by restructuring the past"-- Provided by publisher.
Table Of Contents
Introduction : cultural memory and the resources of the past / Walter Pohl and Ian Wood
PART I. LEARNING EMPIRE
Creating cultural resources for Carolingian rule : historians of the Christian empire / Walter Pohl
Cassiodorus' Historia tripartita before the earliest extant manuscript / Désirée Scholten
Politics and penance : transformations in the Carolingian perception of the conversion of Carloman (747) / Erik Goosman
Lessons in leadership : Constantine and Theodosius I in Frechulf of Lisieux's Histories / Graeme Ward
PART II. THE BIBLICAL PAST
Carolingian political discourse and the Biblical past : Hraban, Dhuoda, Radbert / Mayke de Jong
Biblical past and canonical present : the case of the Collectio 400 capitulorum / Sven Meeder
Divine law and imperial rule : the Carolingian reception of Junillus Africanus / Marianne Pollheimer
Framing Ambrose in the resources of the past : the late antique and early medieval sources for a Carolingian portrait of Ambrose / Giorgia Vicino
PART III. CHANGING SENSES OF THE OTHER FROM THE FOURTH TO THE ELEVENTH CENTURIES
Pagans, rebels and Merovingians : otherness in the early Carolingian world / Richard Broome
Who are the Philistines? : Bede's readings of Old Testament peoples / Ian Wood
Gens perfida or populus Christianus? : Saxon (in)fidelity in Frankish historical writing / Robert Flierman
Fragmented identities : otherness and authority in Adam of Bremen's History of the Archbishops of Hamburg-Bremen / Timothy Barnwell
PART IV. THE MIGRATION OF CULTURAL TRADITIONS IN EARLY MEDIEVAL EUROPE
Transformations of the Roman past and Roman identity in the early Middle Ages / Rosamond McKitterick
The eighth-century papacy as cultural broker / Clemens Gantner
Transformations of late antiquity : the writing and re-writing of church history at the monastery of Lorsch, c. 800 / Helmut Reimitz
Conclusion / Mayke de Jong and Rosamond McKitterick.
Authorized Access Point
Gantner, Clemens, resources of the past in early medieval Europe
Authorized Access Point Variant
McKitterick, Rosamond, resources of the past in early medieval Europe
Meeder, Sven, resources of the past in early medieval Europe