9780268029678

The Narrators of Barbarian History A.d. 550-800

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    9780268029678

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    0268029679

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-12-20
  • Publisher: Univ of Notre Dame Pr
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Summary

Treats the four writers who provide the principal narrative sources for our early knowledge of the Ostrogoths, Franks, Anglo-Saxons, and Lombards.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Paperback Edition ix
Preface xxxv
List of Abbreviations
xxxix
The First Major Historians of Medieval Europe
3(429)
Jordanes and His Three Histories
The Inauguration of ``National'' History
20(3)
Cassiodorus and Jordanes: A Strained Collaboration
23(8)
The Gothic History of Cassiodorus
31(11)
Jordanes's Ambiguous Origins
42(5)
Parts I and II of Jordanes's Historical Collection
47(11)
How Closely Did Jordanes Reproduce the Gothic History of Cassiodorus?
58(4)
The Getica: A Celebration of Goths?
62(6)
The Getica: History with a Happy Ending
68(16)
The Getica: Roman Victories and Scandinavian Origins
84(13)
The Date, Destination, and Authorship of Jordanes's Historical Library
97(8)
Conclusion
105(7)
Gregory of Tours and ``The Triumph of Superstition''
The Historian and His Context
112(7)
The History of the Franks, or Histories?
119(8)
Miracula: A Christian Historian's Answer to Philosophy
127(26)
Historiae: Candid but Chaotic Commemoration?
153(15)
Historiae: The Moral Sense of Events
168(6)
Historiae: Miracles and Slaughters
174(9)
Historiae: Plot, Prodigies, and ``Autobiography''
183(14)
Historiae: The Union of Satire with History
197(6)
Historiae: The Intellectual Pattern
203(24)
Conclusion
227(8)
Bede and the Ghost of Bishop Wilfrid
Historia ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum: Detachment or Advocacy?
235(5)
The Background and Foreground of the Ecclesiastical History
240(18)
The Genesis of Northumbrian Church History
258(38)
Bede's Three Models for the Ecclesiastical History
296(11)
The Abasement of Bishop Wilfrid
307(18)
Conclusion
325(4)
Paul the Deacon's Interpretation of Lombard History
The Historia Langobardorum: Disappointment and Promise
329(4)
Frioul, Pavia, Benevento, and Charlemagne's Court
333(14)
Historia Romana: Italy from Janus to Justinian
347(10)
Narrative Continuity in the Original Books of the Historia Romana
357(13)
Minor Works: Gregory the Great and the Bishops of Metz
370(8)
Preliminary to the Historia Langobardorum
378(4)
H.L. 1: The Nonprovidential Origin of the Lombards
382(6)
H.L. 2: The Tragedy of Italy
388(6)
H.L. 3: The Lombards Reborn
394(5)
H.L. 4: The Lombards Prosper, Fall from Righteousness, and Find a Savior
399(8)
H.L. 5: From Christian Kingship to Confusion and Anarchy
407(7)
H.L. 6: Italy in Transition
414(10)
Conclusion
424(8)
Conclusion
432(7)
Secondary Works Cited 439(26)
Index of Passages Cited 465(7)
General Index 472

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