Empire and society

Edited by Joanna Story

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  • ISBN: 9780719070891
  • Publish Date: Mar 2005
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN: 978-0-7190-7089-1
    • Pages: 352
    • Price: £19.99
    • Published Date: March 2005


    The age of Charlemagne was a crucible for change in the history of Europe, bridging the divide between the medieval and the classical worlds and setting the political and cultural tone for centuries to come. This book focuses directly on the reign of Charlemagne, bringing together a wide range of approaches and sources from the diverse voices of fifteen of the top scholars of early medieval Europe. The contributors have taken a number of original aproaches to the subject, from the fields of archaeology and numismatics to thoroughly-researched essays on key historical texts. The essays are embedded in the scholarship of recent decades but also offer insights into new areas and new approaches for research.

    A full bibliography of works in English as well as key reading in European languages is provided, making the volume essential reading for experienced scholars as well as students new to the history of the early middle ages.


    Introduction - Joanna Story
    1. The long shadow of the Merovingians - Paul Fouracre
    2. Charlemagne the Man - Janet L. Nelson
    3. Einhard's Charlemagne: the characterization of greatness - David Ganz
    4. Charlemagne's imperial coronation and the Annals of Lorsch - Roger Collins
    5. What was Charlemagne's government? - Matthew Innes
    6. The Captains and the Kings: the aristocracy in Charlemagne's reign - Stuart Airlie
    7. Charlemagne's Church - Mayke de Jong
    8. Three 'Men of God' in Charlemagne's service: Alcuin, Hildebald, Arno - Donald Bullough
    9. The Carolingian renaissance of culture and learning - Rosamond McKitterick
    10. Charlemagne and the renewal of Rome - Neil Christie
    11. Charlemagne and the world beyond the Rhine - Timothy Reuter
    12. Charlemagne and the Anglo-Saxons - Joanna Story
    13. Charlemagne's coinage: ideology and economy - Simon Coupland
    14. Rural settlement hierarchy in the age of Charlemagne - Christopher Loveluck
    15. Urban developments in the age of Charlemagne - Frans Verhaeghe


    Joanna Story is Lecturer in Early Medieval History at the University of Leicester


    Edited by Joanna Story

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