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The divorce of King Lothar and Queen Theutberga : Hincmar of Rheims's De divortio

Author: Hincmar, Archbishop of Reims; Rachel Stone; Charles West
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2016.
Series: Manchester medieval sources series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the mid-ninth century, Francia was rocked by the first royal divorce scandal of the Middle Ages: the attempt by King Lothar II of Lotharingia to rid himself of his queen, Theutberga and remarry. Even 'women in their weaving sheds' were allegedly gossiping about the lurid accusations made. Kings and bishops from neighbouring kingdoms, and several popes, were gradually drawn into a crisis affecting the fate of an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Lothair, King of Lorraine; Theutberga, Queen consort of Lothair II King of Lorraine; Lothair, King of Lorraine
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hincmar, Archbishop of Reims; Rachel Stone; Charles West
ISBN: 9780719082955 0719082951 9780719082962 071908296X
OCLC Number: 956622959
Language Note: Translated from the Latin.
Description: xvi, 351 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction1. The political background2. Hincmar of Rheims3. De Divortio4. Law and justice5. Penance and confession6. Christian marriage and Frankish society7. Theutberga's offences8. Magic, witchcraft and the workings of the devil9. Kingship and bishops10. Aftermath11. ConclusionThe textBibliographyIndex -- .
Series Title: Manchester medieval sources series.
Other Titles: Divortio Lotharii regis et Theutbergae reginae.
Responsibility: translated and annotated by Rachel Stone and Charles West.
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The first published translation of Hincmar's treatise - a key source for studying ninth-century political history and the ideology of kingship. -- .  Read more...

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