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Merovingian Mortuary Archaeology and the Making of the Early Middle Ages

Bonnie Effros

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520232440
eISBN:
9780520928183
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520232440.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Clothing, jewelry, animal remains, ceramics, coins, and weaponry are among the artifacts that have been discovered in graves in Gaul dating from the fifth to eighth century. Those who have unearthed ... More


The Making of the German Church

J. M. Wallace‐Hadrill

in The Frankish Church

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269069
eISBN:
9780191600777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269064.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Church History

An examination is made of the making of the German Church as a result of missionary activities among the Germanic peoples bordering the Frankish world in the Merovingian and early Carolingian ... More


Late Roman Warlords

Penny MacGeorge

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199252442
eISBN:
9780191719233
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252442.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This book reconstructs the careers of some of the men who shaped (and were shaped by) the last quarter century of the Western Empire. The difficult sources for this period have been analysed (and ... More


Luxeuil in the Merovingian Kingdom

Ian Wood

in Power and Place in Europe in the Early Middle Ages

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780197266588
eISBN:
9780191896040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266588.003.0012
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

In his Life of Columbanus, Jonas of Bobbio presents a picture of Luxeuil set deep in a forest landscape, with only intermittent contact with the outside world. Recent archaeological work at Luxeuil ... More


The Frankish Church

J. M. Wallace-Hadrill

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269069
eISBN:
9780191600777
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269064.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This book, the first of its kind in English, surveys the development of the Frankish Church under the Merovingian and Carolingian kings (c.500–900 a.d.), and the special difficulties that it ... More


Paris after Genovefa

Lisa M. Bitel

in Landscape with Two Saints: How Genovefa of Paris and Brigit of Kildare Built Christianity in Barbarian Europe

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195336528
eISBN:
9780199868599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336528.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Early Christian Studies

This chapter recounts the history of Genovefa’s cult after her death, as told through her written biographies, the churches built in her honor, and devotional practices of Parisian Christians. It ... More


Introduction

JOHN NIGHTINGALE

in Monasteries and Patrons in the Gorze Reform: Lotharingia c.850-1000

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198208358
eISBN:
9780191716645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208358.003.0013
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Saint-Maximin was on a grander scale than Gorze or the episcopal foundations of Toul. However, the destruction of the abbey and its archives by the Norse in 882 and the complex web of Merovingian and ... More


Traces of the Kingdom of Soissons in the Merovingian Period

Penny MacGeorge

in Late Roman Warlords

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199252442
eISBN:
9780191719233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252442.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter explores whether there is any retrospective evidence in the early Merovingian period for the previous existence of a Gallo-Roman kingdom or enclave, based on Soissons. It is shown that ... More


The German Lands, 700–1100

BENJAMIN ARNOLD

in Power and Property in Medieval Germany: Economic and Social Change c.900-1300

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199272211
eISBN:
9780191709999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272211.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Medieval German society was by no means static in spite of a literate predilection for well-defined legal theories to apply to its various classes. As elsewhere, social changes were, in part, ... More


The Merovingian Saints

J. M. Wallace‐Hadrill

in The Frankish Church

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269069
eISBN:
9780191600777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269064.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Discusses the development, nature and role of the most characteristic form of Merovingian literature, the Lives of the Saints. This can be seen in the volumes of the Monumenta Germaniae Historica, ... More


The Church in Council

J. M. Wallace‐Hadrill

in The Frankish Church

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269069
eISBN:
9780191600777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269064.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Church History

An account is given of the councils and synods of Frankish Gaul from the Merovingian period. For this period, there are surviving canons (or decisions) from over twenty councils in which more than ... More


The Merovingians and the Papacy

J. M. Wallace‐Hadrill

in The Frankish Church

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269069
eISBN:
9780191600777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269064.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The relationship between the Merovingian Frankish Church and the papacy is examined from the time of the first Frankish settlers. It is found to have carried on in a similar manner to that between ... More


The Burden of Property

J. M. Wallace‐Hadrill

in The Frankish Church

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269069
eISBN:
9780191600777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269064.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Looks at the vast accessions of property that reached the churches and monasteries of Frankish northern Gaul from southern and eastern Gaul (which were gradually becoming under Merovingian control) ... More


Women Latin Poets in Early Medieval Europe

Jane Stevenson

in Women Latin Poets: Language, Gender, and Authority from Antiquity to the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198185024
eISBN:
9780191714238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198185024.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter discusses the education and culture of noblewomen of the late Roman empire and successor states. It presents evidence for the literary culture of Radegund of Poitiers and later medieval ... More


The Middle Ages

Joel Mokyr

in The Lever of Riches: Technological Creativity and Economic Progress

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195074772
eISBN:
9780199854981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195074772.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter discusses the medieval Western technology that drew from classical antiquity, Islamic and Asian societies, and its own original creativity. It observes that diffusion of new technology ... More


From the German Forests to Civil Society: The Frankish Myth and the Ancient Constitution in France

ROBIN BRIGGS

in Civil Histories: Essays Presented to Sir Keith Thomas

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207108
eISBN:
9780191677496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207108.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter discusses issues about the Frankish myth, the ancient constitution of France, and the development of French civil society. Studies have ... More


Freedom and protection: Monastic exemption in France, c. 590-c. 1100

Kriston R. Rennie

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526127723
eISBN:
9781526138736
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526127723.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This book examines the history of monastic exemption in France. It maps an institutional story of monastic freedom and protection, which is deeply rooted in the religious, political, social, and ... More


The Princes of the Western Nations

Peter Sarris

in Empires of Faith: The Fall of Rome to the Rise of Islam, 500-700

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199261260
eISBN:
9780191730962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261260.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter charts the crystallization of a new social, political, and economic order in the West. In the emergent Langobard kingdom of Italy, a society dominated by a warrior aristocracy achieved a ... More


Columbanus and the Peoples of Post-Roman Europe

Alexander O'Hara

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190857967
eISBN:
9780190857998
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190857967.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

From 550 to 750 monastic culture became more firmly entrenched in Western Europe. The role of monasteries and their relationship to the social world around them was transformed during this period as ... More


Jonas of Bobbio and the Legacy of Columbanus

Alexander O'Hara

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190858001
eISBN:
9780190858032
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190858001.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Jonas of Bobbio, writing in the mid-seventh century, was not only a major Latin monastic author but also a historic figure in his own right. Born in the ancient Roman town of Susa in the foothills of ... More


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