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Politics and History in the Tenth Century
The Work and World of Richer of Reims

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought: Fourth Series

  • Date Published: July 2007
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521038126

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  • Using a history written by a monk in the late tenth century as a point of departure for an exploration of the culture of tenth-century France, this book focuses mainly on the ways that he and his contemporaries engaged in and reacted to contemporary political events. In particular, it demonstrates that the writing of history for these men was a form of participation in the larger political events of their day and a political act itself.

    • Stands at the intersection of work in medieval historiography and the study of political culture
    • Presents a reading of one of the most important narrative sources from the tenth century, through a rare reading of a tenth-century author
    • Brings together paleographical and codicological study within a broader historical context
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    "Glenn's work combines many sophisticated literary and historical techniques to be a model of this sort of study." Daniel Boice

    "This is a book worht reading...Glenn's general conclusions are persuasive, his methodology sensibly provocative." - Cullen J. Chandler, Lycoming College

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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2007
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521038126
    • length: 356 pages
    • dimensions: 227 x 151 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.533kg
    • contains: 10 b/w illus. 2 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    Notes on the notes and other conventions
    List of abbreviations
    Part I. Religious and Intellectual Landscapes:
    1. Richer of Reims
    2. Cantor and canon at the cathedral of Reims
    3. Intellectual culture
    4. Monk at Saint-Remigius
    Part II. Political History:
    5. A Frankish civil war, 987–991
    6. Archbishop Gerbert of Reims, 981–988
    7. Richer and his narrative
    8. A tenth-century treasure
    Part III. Historian and Community, Past and Present:
    9. Flodoard of Reims
    10. Carolingians and Robertians, 888–929
    11. The contested see of Reims, 925–948
    12. Kingship and community
    Epilogue: a curious journey

  • Author

    Jason Glenn, University of Southern California
    Jason Glenn is Assistant Professor of History, University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

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