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Rethinking the Carolingian reforms

Edited by Arthur Westwell, Ingrid Rembold and Carine van Rhijn

Rethinking the Carolingian reforms
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    • ISBN: 978-1-5261-7878-7
    • Pages: 296
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    • Published Date: April 2024

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    The Carolingian period (c. 750-900) has traditionally been described as one of 'reform' or 'renaissance', where cultural and intellectual changes were imposed from above in a programme of correctio. This view leans heavily on prescriptive texts issued by kings and their entourages, foregrounding royal initiative and the cultural products of a small intellectual elite. However, attention to understudied texts and manuscripts of the period reveals a vibrant striving for moral improvement and positive change at all levels of society. This expressed itself in a variety of ways for different individuals and communities, whose personal relationships could be just as influential as top-down prescription. The often anonymous creators and copyists in a huge range of centres emerge as active participants in shaping and re-shaping the ideals of their world.

    Contents

    Introduction: rethinking the Carolingian reforms - Carine van Rhijn
    1 Gender and horizontal networks in Carolingian monasticisms (up to c. 840) - Ingrid Rembold
    2 Analysing Attigny: contextualising Chrodegang of Metz's influence on the life of canons - Stephen Ling
    3 A Carolingian 'reform of education'? The reception of Alcuin's pedagogy - Cinzia Grifoni and Giorgia Vocino
    4 Correcting the liturgy and sacred language - Els Rose and Arthur Westwell
    5 Error assessment: how to distinguish between true and false? - Irene van Renswoude
    6 Reformatio and correctio in Carolingian theology and orthodoxy: reformation or aggiornamento? - Kristina Mitalaité
    Index

    Editors

    Arthur Westwell is wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter at the Universität Regensburg

    Ingrid Rembold is a Lecturer in Medieval History at the University of Manchester

    Carine van Rhijn is a Lecturer in Medieval History at Utrecht University

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