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The history of the Franks

Author: Gregory, Bishop of Tours Saint; Lewis Thorpe
Publisher: Harmondsworth ; Baltimore : Penguin, 1974.
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An English translation of the sixth-century text in which the author chronicles events in the history of France from the Creation through his own term as Bishop of Tours.
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Genre/Form: Church history
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory, Bishop of Tours Saint; Lewis Thorpe
ISBN: 0140442952 9780140442953
OCLC Number: 1419146
Language Note: Translated from the Latin.
Notes: Translation of: Historia Francorum.
Description: 710 pages : genealogical tables, map ; 18 cm.
Contents: I. Gregory of Tours. Genealogical table: the family of Gregory of Tours --
II. The times in which Gregory lived. Genealogical table: the Merovingians, down to Dagobert --
III. Gregory's writings --
IV. The history of the Franks. Intention and shape ; Historical and literary debts ; Personal knowledge ; Credibility ; Other historians of the period ; Language ; Style ; Humour and irony ; Nature notes ; The manuscripts ; Earlier translations ; This translation --
V. Gregory down the centuries.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Other Titles: Historia Francorum.
Responsibility: Gregory of Tours ; translated [from the Latin] with an introduction by Lewis Thorpe.
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Gregory of tours wrote this dramatic narrative of sixth-century French history as a chronicle of the events leading up to and including his 21-year tenure as bishop of tours.  Read more...

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