Frankland The Franks and the world of the early middle ages

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-06-01
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press

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This collection of highly original essays by leading early medieval historians honors the work and career of Dame Janet (Jinty) Nelson, one of the most respected and influential scholars of her generation. The essays build on the spirit of Janet Nelson's work by linking the study of Francia with at least one other area or general theme of early medieval history. The papers range across all of the regions of Europe affected by Frankish culture and explore themes which reflect the cutting edge of the work she inspired: memory, queenship, the treatment of prisoners of war, penance, the use of property, historiography, palaeography, prosopography, religious organization. The volume includes an appreciation of her career, and is rounded off by a topical index to highlight its thematic aspects. The contributors are drawn from those who have worked alongside Janet Nelson and from some of her former students. They include David Bates, Stephen Baxter, Wendy Davies, Paul Fouracre and David Ganz.

Author Biography

Paul Fouracre is Professor of Medieval History at the University of Manchester. David Ganz is Professor of Palaeography at King’s College, London.

Table of Contents

List of tablesp. ix
List of contributorsp. xi
List of abbreviationsp. xiii
Prefacep. xv
Introduction: Dame Jinty Nelson ... An appreciationp. 1
Charters, law codes and formulae: the Franks between theory and practicep. 7
Compulsory purchase in the earlier Middle Agesp. 28
Gallic or Greek? Archbishops in England from Theodore to Ecgberhtp. 44
Forgetting and remembering Dagobert II: the English connectionp. 70
Some Carolingian questions from Charlemagne's daysp. 90
'Immune from heresy': defining the boundaries of Carolingian Christianityp. 101
English history and Irish readers in the Frankish Worldp. 126
In search of the Carolingian 'dear lord'p. 152
Making a difference in tenth-century politics: King Athelstan's sisters and Frankish queenshipp. 167
The Carolingian capture of Aachen in 978 and its historiographical footprintp. 191
Absoluimus uos uice beati petri apostolorum principis: episcopal authority and the reconciliation of excommunicants in England and Francia c.900-c.1150p. 209
Fontenoy and after: pursuing enemies to death in France between the ninth and the eleventh centuriesp. 242
The death of Burgheard son of AElfgar and its contextp. 266
The representation of queens and queenship in Anglo-Norman royal chartersp. 285
Franks and Bretons: the impact of political climate and historiographical tradition on writing their ninth-century historyp. 304
The estates and lordships attached to Burgheard in Domesday Bookp. 322
Professor Janet L. Nelson's publicationsp. 324
Tabula gratulatoriap. 331
Index of topicsp. 336
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