The Merovingian Kingdoms 450 - 751

Author: Ian Wood

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317871162

Category: History

Page: 408

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A comprehensive survey which begins with the rise of the Franks, then examines the Merovingians.
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The Merovingian Kingdoms 450 - 751

Author: Ian Wood

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781138139220

Category: History

Page: 408

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A comprehensive survey which begins with the rise of the Franks, then examines the Merovingians.
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The Merovingian Kingdoms 450 - 751

Author: Ian Wood

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317871154

Category: History

Page: 408

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A comprehensive survey which begins with the rise of the Franks, then examines the Merovingians.
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From Roman Provinces to Medieval Kingdoms

Author: Thomas F. X. Noble

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415327423

Category: History

Page: 402

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How, when and why did the Middle Ages begin? This reader gathers together a prestigious collection of revisionist thinking on questions of key research in medieval studies.
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Power and Religion in Merovingian Gaul

Columbanian Monasticism and the Formation of the Frankish Aristocracy

Author: Yaniv Fox

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107064597

Category: History

Page: 365

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This book examines the political and social effects brought about by the establishment of Columbanian monasteries in seventh-century Gaul.
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The Frankish Kingdoms Under the Carolingians 751-987

Author: Rosamond McKitterick

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781138173040

Category:

Page: 432

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An exciting examination of the entire history of the Carolingian 'dynasty' in western Europe. The author shows the whole period to be one of immense political, religious. cultural and intellectual dynamism; not only did it lay the foundations of the governmental and administrative institutions of Europe and the organisation of the Church, but it also securely established the intellectual and cultural traditions which were to dominate western Christendom for centuries to come.
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Capetian France 987-1328

Author: Elizabeth Hallam

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317877284

Category: History

Page: 496

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In 987, when Hugh Capet took the throne of France, founding a dynasty which was to rule for over 300 years, his kingdom was weak and insignificant. But by 1100, the kingdom of France was beginning to dominate the cultural nd religious life of western Europe. In the centuries that followed, to scholars and to poets, to reforming churchmen and monks, to crusaders and the designers of churches, France was the hub of the universe. La douce France drew people like a magnet even though its kings were, until about 1200, comparatively insignificant figures. Then, thanks to the conquests and reforms of King Philip Augustus, France became a dominant force in political and economic terms as well, producing a saint-king, Louis IX, and in Philip IV, a ruler so powerful that he could dictate to popes and emperors. Spanning France's development across four centuries, Capetian France is a definitive book. This second edition has been carefully revised to take account of the very latest work, without losing the original book's popular balance between a compelling narrative and an fascinating examination of the period's main themes.
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Sainted Women of the Dark Ages

Author: Jo Ann McNamara,E. Gordon Whatley,John E. Halborg

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822382369

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 357

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Sainted Women of the Dark Ages makes available the lives of eighteen Frankish women of the sixth and seventh centuries, all of whom became saints. Written in Latin by contemporaries or near contemporaries, and most translated here for the first time, these biographies cover the period from the fall of the Roman Empire and the conversion of the invading Franks to the rise of Charlemagne's family. Three of these holy women were queens who turned to religion only after a period of intense worldly activity. Others were members of the Carolingian family, deeply implicated in the political ambitions of their male relatives. Some were partners in the great Irish missions to the pagan countryside and others worked for the physical salvation of the poor. From the peril and suffering of their lives they shaped themselves as paragons of power and achievement. Beloved by their sisters and communities for their spiritual gifts, they ultimately brought forth a new model of sanctity. These biographies are unusually authentic. At least two were written by women who knew their subjects, while others reflect the direct testimony of sisters within the cloister walls. Each biography is accompanied by an introduction and notes that clarify its historical context. This volume will be an excellent source for students and scholars of women's studies and early medieval social, religious, and political history.
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Struggle for Empire

Kingship and Conflict Under Louis the German, 817-876

Author: Eric Joseph Goldberg

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801438905

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 388

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Struggle for Empire explores the contest for kingdoms and power among Charlemagne's descendants that shaped the formation of Europe through the reign of Charlemagne's grandson, Louis the German (826–876).
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The Carolingian World

Author: Marios Costambeys,Matthew Innes,Simon MacLean

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521563666

Category: History

Page: 505

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A comprehensive and accessible survey of the great Carolingian empire, which dominated western Europe in the eighth and ninth centuries.
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Philip Augustus

King of France 1180-1223

Author: Jim Bradbury

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317899032

Category: History

Page: 400

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This is the first major study in English of the reign of Philip Augustus who ruled France from 1180 - 1223. Outshone for posterity, by his flamboyant contemporaries, the Angevin family of Henry II and his feuding sons, Philip was in fact far more successful than any of them, astutely playing them off against each other and recovering for the French crown their vast estates in Northern France including Normandy itself. As well as reasserting the power of the Capetian monarchy, he was also leader of the Third Crusade. Drawing together all the threads in the life of one of France's most forceful rulers, this new study offers a study of the nature of monarchy in late medieval Europe as well as an insight into a subtle and secretive personality.
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Before France and Germany

The Creation and Transformation of the Merovingian World

Author: Patrick J. Geary

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195044584

Category: History

Page: 259

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This innovative new study rejects traditional conceptions of European history to present the Merovingian period as an integral part of Late Antiquity. Mapping the complex interactions of a volatile era, Geary traces the Romanization of the barbarians and the barbarization of the Romans, which ultimately made these populations indistinguishable.
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Realm of St. Stephen

A History of Medieval Hungary

Author: Pál Engel,Tamás Pálosfalvi,Andrew Ayton

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 9781850439776

Category: History

Page: 452

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Now recognized as the standard work on the subject, Realm of St Stephen is a comprehensive history of medieval Eastern and Central Europe. Pál Engel traces the establishment of the medieval kingdom of Hungary from its conquest by the Magyar tribes in 895 until defeat by the Ottomans at the battle of Mohacs in 1526. He shows the development of the dominant Magyars who, upon inheriting an almost empty land, absorbed the remaining Slavic peoples into their culture after the original communities had largely disappeared. Engel's book is an accessible and highly readable history.
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Late Merovingian France

History and Hagiography, 640-720

Author: Paul Fouracre,Richard A. Gerberding

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719047916

Category: History

Page: 397

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This collection of documents in translation brings together the seminal sources for the late Merovingian Frankish kingdom. It inteprets the chronicles and saint's lives rigorously to reveal new insights into the nature and significance of sanctity, power and power relationships. The book makes available a range of 7th- and early 8th-century texts, five of which have never before been translated into English. It opens with a broad-ranging explanation of the historical background to the translated texts and then each source is accompanied by a full commentary and an introductory essay exploring its authorship, language and subject matter. The sources are rich in the detail of Merovingian political life. Their subjects are the powerful in society and they reveal the successful interplay between power and sanctity, a process which came to underpin much of European culture throughout the early Middle Ages.
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The Age of Charles Martel

Author: Paul Fouracre

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317898486

Category: History

Page: 222

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First glorified as the Saviour of Christendom and then vilified as an enemy of the Church, Charles Martel's career has been written and rewritten from the time of his descendents. This important new study draws on strictly contemporary sources to assess his real achievements and offers new insights into a fascinating period.
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The Modern Origins of the Early Middle Ages

Author: Ian Wood

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199650489

Category: History

Page: 374

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"[The book's] subject matter is the changing interpretation within Europe of the end of the Roman Empire and the early Middle Ages from the eighteenth century to the present and how individual interpretations influenced and were influenced by the circumstances in which they were written."--Preface.
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The Transformation of Frontiers from Late Antiquity to the Carolingians

Author: Walter Pohl,Ian N. Wood,Helmut Reimitz

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers

ISBN: 9789004111158

Category: Architecture

Page: 299

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As the Roman empire was transformed, the meaning and impact of frontiers changed as the new Gothic, Lombard and Frankish kingdoms, as well as the empire as a whole, sought to define their realms, control movements, establish exchange networks and give their frontiers a Christian significance.
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France in the Making 843-1180

Author: Jean Dunbabin

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191588303

Category:

Page: 476

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Covering the centuries between the disintegration of the Carolingian empire and the rise of the French monarchy, this book traces the long period of gestation that ended with the emergence of the kingdom of France as a recognizable political entity capable of inspiring the loyalty of its peoples. The author describes the emergence in the late ninth and tenth centuries of principalities and lesser political units in which the personal qualities or resources of the rulers permitted them to command obedience. In the eleventh century, the threat of political fragmentation led princes to establish sounder theoretical foundations for their authority in legal and administrative procedures. The twelfth-century kings of France, hitherto little more than princes of the Ile-de-France, exploited the state-building activities of their princes to re-establish their own lordship over all the princes, counts, and bishops within their realm. At the same time, they contrived to identify themselves in their subjects' imaginations with the dawning sense of French community. By 1180 the kingdom of France was firmly established, both on the map of Europe and in the minds of its inhabitants.
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From Roman to Merovingian Gaul

A Reader

Author: Alexander Callander Murray

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442604131

Category: History

Page: 679

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Including such remarkable accounts as Attila the Hun's meeting with the Pope, Queen Balthild's life, and Gregory of Tours' vivid descriptions of what happens when daily life is enmeshed with politics, From Roman to Merovingian Gaul documents events that are both remarkable in themselves and that demonstrate what made this era of history distinct.
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The History of the Franks

Author: Gregorio (Santo, )

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0140442952

Category: History

Page: 710

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Describes the history of France after the collapse of Roman control of Western Europe in the sixth century.
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