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Introduction: Hincmar’s world

Rachel Stone

in Hincmar of Rheims: Life and work

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719091407
eISBN:
9781781708453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091407.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The many works written by Archbishop Hincmar of Rheims are inextricably intertwined with his own life history. Hincmar did not write in a vacuum but in response to events, attempting through these to ... More


To fight with words: the case of Hincmar of Laon in the Annals of St-Bertin1

Christine Kleinjung

in Hincmar of Rheims: Life and work

Published in print:
2015
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January 2016
ISBN:
9780719091407
eISBN:
9781781708453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091407.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter focuses on how Hincmar of Rheims as an author deliberately used varied genres of text as media to publicise his position in political conflicts. This is investigated via Hincmar’s ... More


‘What adulterous women do’: The Early Middle Ages, c.800–c.1100

Catherine Rider

in Magic and Impotence in the Middle Ages

Published in print:
2006
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September 2007
ISBN:
9780199282227
eISBN:
9780191713026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282227.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter discusses the earliest medieval writers who mentioned impotence magic, and whose discussions formed the basis for later ideas about the subject. The first of these was Hincmar of Rheims. ... More


Hincmar’s parish priests1

Charles West

in Hincmar of Rheims: Life and work

Published in print:
2015
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January 2016
ISBN:
9780719091407
eISBN:
9781781708453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091407.003.0012
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Of all Carolingian writers, it was Hincmar of Rheims who had most to say about the rural parish church of the ninth century. This chapter draws attention to the tensions that characterised Hincmar’s ... More


An unfortunate necessity? Hincmar and Lothar I

Elina Screen

in Hincmar of Rheims: Life and work

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719091407
eISBN:
9781781708453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091407.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The Treaty of Verdun (843) left the archdiocese of Rheims divided between the West Frankish kingdom of Charles the Bald (843-77) and the Middle Kingdom of Emperor Lothar I (843-55). After 845, ... More


Hincmar’s influence during Louis the Stammerer’s reign

Margaret J. McCarthy

in Hincmar of Rheims: Life and work

Published in print:
2015
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January 2016
ISBN:
9780719091407
eISBN:
9781781708453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091407.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Hincmar was archbishop of Rheims at Louis the Stammerer's accession and was involved in Louis’s affairs, conducting Louis’s coronation and advising him during his reign. This paper will investigate ... More


Hincmar and his Roman legal sources1

Simon Corcoran

in Hincmar of Rheims: Life and work

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719091407
eISBN:
9781781708453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091407.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Hincmar is notable for citing Roman legal texts more extensively than his contemporaries. However, the range of sources available to him was limited, mostly deriving from the tradition of the ... More


Hincmar, priests and Pseudo-Isidore: the case of Trising in context

Mayke de Jong

in Hincmar of Rheims: Life and work

Published in print:
2015
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January 2016
ISBN:
9780719091407
eISBN:
9781781708453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091407.003.0014
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

In a letter written to Pope Hadrian II in the autumn of 871, Hincmar defended the canonical procedure he had followed in the case of a delinquent priest called Trising. The latter had been accused of ... More


The bishop and the law, according to Hincmar’s life of Saint Remigius

Marie-Céline Isaïa

in Hincmar of Rheims: Life and work

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719091407
eISBN:
9781781708453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091407.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

In his Life of Saint Remigius, Hincmar gave to hagiography the broadest definition it has ever had. Firstly, this text shows how Merovingian historiography could define present behaviour, when the ... More


Hincmar’s life in his historical writings

Janet L. Nelson

in Hincmar of Rheims: Life and work

Published in print:
2015
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January 2016
ISBN:
9780719091407
eISBN:
9781781708453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091407.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Hincmar of Reims wrote a great deal, and often self-referentially. More is knowable about his life than about most other lives in the ninth century, in part because Hincmar inserted himself into his ... More


Heresy in the flesh: Gottschalk of Orbais and the predestination controversy in the archdiocese of Rheims

Matthew Bryan Gillis

in Hincmar of Rheims: Life and work

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719091407
eISBN:
9781781708453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091407.003.0013
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines the intersections between the career of the controversial theologian and missionary Gottschalk of Orbais, condemned for heresy at the Council of Mainz (848) and the Council of ... More


A Master of Subterranean Dissent, 850s

Matthew Bryan Gillis

in Heresy and Dissent in the Carolingian Empire: The Case of Gottschalk of Orbais

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198797586
eISBN:
9780191839153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198797586.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, History of Religion

Gottschalk continued to defy Archbishop Hincmar of Rheims in the 850s during doctrinal controversies over predestination and the use of the term trina deitas. Hincmar was unable to silence ... More


‘The praetor does concern himself with trifles’: Hincmar, the polyptych of St-Remi and the slaves of Courtisols1

Josiane Barbier

in Hincmar of Rheims: Life and work

Published in print:
2015
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January 2016
ISBN:
9780719091407
eISBN:
9781781708453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091407.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter studies the significance of a nota mark placed in the margin of the three known modern copies of the polyptych of the monastery of St-Remi of Rheims. This nota, very probably marked on ... More


Resisting Heresy unto Death in the 860s

Matthew Bryan Gillis

in Heresy and Dissent in the Carolingian Empire: The Case of Gottschalk of Orbais

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198797586
eISBN:
9780191839153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198797586.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, History of Religion

Gottschalk’s activities continued during the 860s until his death, combining resistance to Archbishop Hincmar of Rheims’ authority with his self-representation as one of the elect even after the ... More


‘We are between the hammer and the anvil’: Hincmar in the crisis of 875

Clémentine Bernard-Valette

in Hincmar of Rheims: Life and work

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2015
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January 2016
ISBN:
9780719091407
eISBN:
9781781708453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091407.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter analyses Hincmar's letter De fide, sent to the bishops of the province of Rheims in November 875. Following Louis the German’s invasion of his brother Charles the Bald’s kingdom, Hincmar ... More


Family order and kingship according to Hincmar

Sylvie Joye

in Hincmar of Rheims: Life and work

Published in print:
2015
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January 2016
ISBN:
9780719091407
eISBN:
9781781708453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091407.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Hincmar’s treatise De raptu, written in the 850s, is the only early medieval moral text which tackles raptus, the abduction of women, but it also forms part of a new and wider discourse on marriage. ... More


Impotence Magic Enters the Academic World, 1100–1190

Catherine Rider

in Magic and Impotence in the Middle Ages

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199282227
eISBN:
9780191713026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282227.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter traces how impotence magic found a recognized place in the canon law and theology of marriage. This happened because it was incorporated into two works that became standard university ... More


Hincmar et la loi revisited: on Hincmar’s use of capitularies

Philippe Depreux

in Hincmar of Rheims: Life and work

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719091407
eISBN:
9781781708453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091407.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The way in which Hincmar used legal texts has long attracted the attention of historians, who have however been more interested in the texts that were cited than in the place where Hincmar cited ... More


Hincmar of Rheims: Life and work

Rachel Stone and Charles West (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719091407
eISBN:
9781781708453
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091407.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Archbishop Hincmar of Rheims (d. 882) is a crucial figure for all those interested in early medieval European history in general, and Carolingian history in particular. As the powerful Archbishop of ... More


A Theologian-Martyr in 849

Matthew Bryan Gillis

in Heresy and Dissent in the Carolingian Empire: The Case of Gottschalk of Orbais

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198797586
eISBN:
9780191839153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198797586.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, History of Religion

Chapter 4 investigates Gottschalk’s Longer confession as his written response to his condemnation for heresy at Mainz in 848, and then examines his second condemnation at the Synod of Quierzy, 849. ... More


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