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Carolingian Culture: Emulation and Innovation / Edition 1

Carolingian Culture: Emulation and Innovation / Edition 1

by Rosamond McKitterickRosamond McKitterick


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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 the more unusual by departing from the customary stress on the concept of renewal to emphasize the enormous creativity and inventiveness of the Franks. Carolingian culture provided the bedrock for the subsequent development of medieval European culture, and this is demonstrated amply by essays that are planned as a series of introductions to the study of each topic.

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ISBN-13: 9780521405867
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/11/1993
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 372
Product dimensions: 7.36(w) x 9.76(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

1. The Carolingian Renaissance: an introduction Giles Brown; 2. Kingship and empire: Carolingian political though, Janet L. Nelson; 3. The study of grammar Vivien Law; 4. Carolingian thought John Marenbon; 5. The writing of history Rosamond McKitterick; 6. Carolingian latin literature Mary Garrison; 7. Saints and relics in the Carolingian Renaissance Giles Brown; 8. Carolingian music Susan Rankin; 9. Script and book production Rosamond McKitterick; 10. Emulation and invention in Carolingian art George D. S. Henderson; 11. The legacy of the Carolingians Rosamond McKitterick; 12. German literature in the Frankish Kingdoms: a survey Cyril Edwards.

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