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9780860788027

Rulers and Ruling Families in Early Medieval Europe: Alfred, Charles the Bald and Others

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    9780860788027

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    0860788024

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1999-07-28
  • Publisher: Variorum

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The ideas and practices involved in early medieval royal family politics are the central theme of this collection of papers by Janet L. Nelson. She first examines King Alfred of Wessex (871-99) in the context of Anglo-Saxon conditions and in comparison with his Carolingian contemporaries. When tension and conflict within the royal family are highlighted, she argues that Alfred's talents and political thought emerge the more impressively. A second group of papers deals with the reign of Charles the Bald (840-77): his patronage of learning and his interest in Spanish martyrs are set in political context, while contemporary historiography is considered as a form of counsel and critique. The third section reflects Nelson's growing interest in the political importance and gendered roles of royal women. Consecration rites are analysed as ritual expressions and factors in the shaping of the queenship, while two final papers also examine the making and unmaking of Frankish kings and princes.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Acknowledgements xii
ALFRED
`A King across the sea': Alfred in Continental perspective
45
Transactions of the Royal Historical society 36. Cambridge, 1986
Wealth and wisdom: the politics of Alfred the Great
31(16)
Kings and Kingship. Acta XI. Binghamton, NY, 1986
Reconstructing a royal family: reflections on Alfred from Asser, chapter 2
47(78)
People and Places in Northern Europe, 500--1600: Essays in Honour of Peter Hayes Sawyer, ed. Ian Wood and Niels Lund. Woodbridge, Suffolk, 1991
The political ideas of Alfred of Wessex
125(10)
Kings and Kingship in Medieval Europe, King's College London Medieval Studies 10, ed. A. Duggan. London, 1993
`... sicut olim gens Francorum ... nunc gens Anglorum': Fulk's letter to Alfred revisited.
135(6)
Alfred the Wise: Studies in Honour of Janet Bately, ed. J. Roberts and J.L. Nelson. Woodbridge, Suffolk, 1997
The Franks and the English in the ninth century reconsidered
141
The Preservation and Transmission of Anglo-Saxon Culture, ed. Paul E. Szarmach and Joel T. Rosenthal. Kalamazoo, MI, 1997
CHARLES THE BALD
Charles le Chauve et les utilisations du savoir
37(30)
L'ecole carolingienne d'Auxerre, ed. D. Iogna-Prat, C. Jeudy and G. Lobrichon. Paris, 1991
The Franks, the Martyrology of Usuard, and the martyrs of Cordoba
67(368)
Studies in Church History 30. Oxford, 1993
History-writing at the courts of Louis the Pious and Charles the Bald
435
Historigraphie im fruhen Mittelalter, ed. Anton Scharer and Georg Scheibelreiter. Vienna/Munich, 1993
La mort de Charles le Chauve
53(412)
Medievales 31. Saint-Denis, 1996
FRANKISH QUEENS AND PRINCES
A propos des femmes royales dans les rapports entre le monde wisigothique et le monde franc a l'epoque de Reccared
465
El Concilio III de Toledo, XIV Centenario 589--1989. Toledo, 1990
La famille de Charlemagne
194
Byzantion 61. Brussels, 1991
The siting of the council at Frankfort: some reflections on family and politics
149(28)
Das Frankfurter Konzil von 794. Frankfurt, 1997
La cour imperiale de Charlemagne
177(124)
La royaute et les elites dans l'Europe carolingienne (du debut di IXe aux environs de 920). ed. Regine le Jan. Lille, 1998
Early medieval rites of queen-making and the shaping of medieval queenship
301
Queens and Queenship in Medieval Europe, ed. A. Duggan. Woodbridge, Suffolk, 1997
A tale of two princes: politics, text, and ideology in a Carolingian annal
105
Studies in Medieval and Renaissance History 10. New York, 1988
Hincmar of Rheims on king-making: the evidence of the Annals of St. Bertin, 861--882
16
Coronations: Medieval and Early Modern Monarchic Ritual ed. Janos M. Bak. Berkeley and Los Angeles, CA, 1990
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