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McKitterick, Rosamond

Works: 201 works in 725 publications in 6 languages and 14,995 library holdings
Genres: History  Maps  Thematic maps  Reference works  Biography  Church history  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree, Director, Contributor, ed
Classifications: D117, 940.1
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Most widely held works about Rosamond McKitterick
Most widely held works by Rosamond McKitterick
Charlemagne : the formation of a European identity by Rosamond McKitterick( Book )

27 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and German and held by 1,290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this study, Rosamond McKitterick re-examines Charlemagne the ruler and his reputation. She analyses the narrative representations of Charlemagne produced after his death, and thereafter focuses on the evidence from Charlemagne's lifetime concerning the creation of the Carolingian dynasty and the growth of the kingdom, the court and the royal household, communications and identities in the Frankish realm in the context of government, and Charlemagne's religious and cultural strategies. She offers a completely fresh and critical examination of the contemporary sources and in so doing transforms our understanding of the development of the Carolingian empire, the formation of Carolingian political identity, and the astonishing changes effected throughout Charlemagne's 46-year period of rule. This is a major contribution to Carolingian history which will be essential reading for anyone interested in the medieval past."--Jacket
The New Cambridge medieval history( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 1,284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fifth volume of The New Cambridge Medieval History brings together studies of the political, religious, social and economic history of the whole of Europe and of the Mediterranean world between about 1198 and 1300. Comprehensive coverage of the developments in western Europe is balanced by attention to the east of Europe, including the Byzantine world, and the Islamic lands in Spain, north Africa and the Levant. Thematic articles look at the fine arts, the vernacular, communications and other aspects of a period in which the frontiers of Latin Christendom were expanding vigorously outwards; and attention is paid to the frontier societies that emerged in Spain, the Baltic and the Mediterranean islands
Atlas of the medieval world by Rosamond McKitterick( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 1,207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes over 90 maps, a chronology, a glossary of terms, index, and many color illustrations
History and memory in the Carolingian world by Rosamond McKitterick( Book )

29 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and French and held by 1,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analysing the writing and reading of history in the early Middle Ages, this book focuses on historical memory of the Frankish kingdoms during the 8th and 9th centuries. These writings would subsequently play an influential role in forming the political ideologies and sense of identity within Europe
The uses of literacy in early mediaeval Europe by Rosamond McKitterick( )

49 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,072 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book investigates the ways in which literacy was important in early mediaeval Europe, and examines the context of literacy, its uses, levels, and distribution, in a number of different early mediaeval societies between c. 400 and c. 1000. The studies, by leading scholars in the field, set out to provide the factual basis from which assessments of the significance of literacy in the early mediaeval world can be made, as well as analysing the significance of literacy, its implications, and its consequences for the societies in which we observe it. In all cases, the studies represent recent research and bring evidence such as the recent archaeological discoveries at San Vincenzo al Volturno to the subject. They provide fascinating insight into the attitudes of early mediaeval societies towards the written word and the degree to which these attitudes were formed. This period is shown as fundamental for the subsequent uses of literacy in mediaeval and modern Europe
The Carolingians and the written word by Rosamond McKitterick( Book )

34 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and held by 1,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This pioneering book studies the function and status of the written word in Carolingian society in France and Germany in the eighth- and ninth-centuries. It demonstrates that literacy was by no means confined to a clerical élite, but was dispersed in lay society and used for government and administration, and for ordinary legal transactions among the peoples of the Frankish kingdom. While exploiting a huge range of primary material, Professor McKitterick does not confine herself to a functional analysis of the written word in Carolingian northern Europe but goes on to assess the consequences and implications of literacy for the Franks themselves and for the subsequent development of European society after 1000. Key topics discussed include law and the use of the written word, the conduct and record of legal transactions, the economic and social status of the book in Carolingian society, the methods evolved to organize and define written knowledge, and the whole question of lay literacy
The Frankish kingdoms under the Carolingians, 751-987 by Rosamond McKitterick( Book )

30 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Early Middle Ages : Europe 400-1000 by Rosamond McKitterick( Book )

20 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book provides a set of thematic interpretations of one of the most dynamic and crucial periods in the formation of Europe, covering the politics, society, economy, culture, and religion of the Early Middle Ages. It focuses primarily on the territory of Latin Christian Europe, but also incorporates comparisons with other areas affected by Western European civilization, including Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, and Byzantium. The Early Middle Ages offers an examination of the complexities and excitement of six hundred years of transition."--Jacket
Carolingian culture : emulation and innovation( Book )

25 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume of specially commissioned essays takes as its theme the legacy of Rome in Carolingian culture in eighth- and ninth-century Europe. The authors, all leading scholars in the field, examine the 'Carolingian Renaissance', political theory, the teaching of grammar, Latin and German literature, thought, the writing of history, script and book production, art and music. Each chapter therefore addresses the theme of the legacy of Rome from the vantage point of a particular specialism, incorporates the author's own new research, and provides an introduction to the study of each subject. In every respect the essays demonstrate the creation of firm cultural foundations and the inauguration of a long period of intellectual and artistic creativity. Beside the emulation of Rome, the Carolingians made many remarkable innovations in all aspects of cultural life. Rather than focusing on 'renewal', as has usually been done, this book stresses the vigorous use of a rich heritage to create something new and distinctively Carolingian that provided the bedrock for the subsequent development of medieval European culture
Edward Gibbon and empire by Rosamond McKitterick( Book )

21 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book, which celebrates the bicentenary of Edward Gibbon's death, examines Gibbon's interpretations of empire, and the intellectual context in which he formulated them, against a background of the eighteenth- and late twentieth-century knowledge of late antiquity and the Middle Ages."--BOOK JACKET. "Gibbon's ideas of empire, his understanding of monarchy and the balance of power, his sources and working methods, the structure of the History of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire, his attitude towards the barbarians, the contrasting treatments of the eastern and western Empires, his appreciation of past civilizations and their material remains, his audience and their reactions - contemporary and Victorian - to his text are considered in the light of the latest research on eighteenth-century intellectual history on the one hand and on late antiquity, Byzantium and the Middle Ages on the other. The book breaks new ground, in taking the form of a dialogue between experts on the fields about which Gibbon himself wrote and eigtheenth-century intellectual historians."--BOOK JACKET
The Frankish church and the Carolingian reforms, 789-895 by Rosamond McKitterick( Book )

10 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New Cambridge medieval history by Rosamond McKitterick( Book )

39 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume covers the period of Frankish and Carolingian dominance in western Europe. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, the authors consider developments in Europe as a whole and how power and authority actually worked
Ireland in early mediaeval Europe : studies in memory of Kathleen Hughes( Book )

14 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and Latin and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1982 collection examines Ireland's relations with the rest of western Europe between AD 400 and 1200
The English in Rome, 1362-1420 : portrait of an expatriate community by Margaret Harvey( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study centres on the early archives of the Venerabile Collegio Inglese in Rome. It examines the English community in Rome, in its political, commercial and religious setting, between 1362, when the first English hospice for poor people and pilgrims was founded, and 1420
The early Humiliati by Frances Andrews( )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first major study in English of a group of late twelfth-century religious enthusiasts in north Italy
Old Saint Peter's, Rome by Rosamond McKitterick( Book )

18 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"St Peter's Basilica in Rome is arguably the most important church in Western Christendom, and is among the most significant buildings anywhere in the world. However, the church that is visible today is a youthful upstart, only four hundred years old compared to the twelve-hundred-year-old church whose site it occupies. A very small proportion of the original is now extant, entirely covered over by the new basilica, but enough survives to make reconstruction of the first St Peter's possible and much new evidence has been uncovered in the past thirty years. This is the first full study of the older church, from its late antique construction to Renaissance destruction, in its historical context. An international team of historians, art historians, archaeologists and liturgists explores aspects of the basilica's history, from its physical fabric to the activities that took place within its walls and its relationship with the city of Rome."--
Perceptions of the past in the Early Middle Ages by Rosamond McKitterick( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Historical writing of the early middle ages tends to be regarded as little more than a possible source of facts, but Rosamond McKitterick establishes that early medieval historians conveyed in their texts a sophisticated set of multiple perceptions of the past. In these essays, McKitterick focuses on the Frankish realms in the eight and ninth centuries and examines different methods and genres of historical writing in relation to the perceptions of time and chronology. She claims that there is an extraordinary concentration of new text production and older text reproduction in this period that has to be accounted for, and whose influence is still being investigated and established. Three themes are addressed in Perceptions of the Past in the Early Middle Ages. McKitterick begins by discussing the Chronicon of Eusebius-Jerome as a way of examining the composition and reception of universal history in the ninth and early tenth centuries. She demonstrates that original manuscripts turn out in many cases to be compilations of sequential historical texts with a chronology extending back to the creation of the world or the origin of the Franks. In the second chapter, she explores the significance of Rome in Carolingian perceptions of the past and argues that its significance loomed large and was communicated in a great range of texts and material objects. In the third chapter, she looks at eighth- and ninth-century perceptions of the local past in the Frankish realm within the wider contexts of Christian and national history. She concludes that in the very rich, complex, and sometimes contradictory early medieval perceptions of a past stretching back to the creation of the world, the Franks in the Carolingian period forged their own special place."--Publisher's website
The resources of the past in early medieval Europe by Clemens Gantner( Book )

12 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume analyses the importance of history, the textual resources of the past and the integration of Christian and imperial Rome into the cultural memory of early medieval Europe within the wider question of identity formation. The case studies in this book shed new light on the process of codification and modification of cultural heritage in the light of the transmission of texts and the extant manuscript evidence from the early middle ages. The authors demonstrate how particular texts and their early medieval manuscript representatives in Italy, Francia, Saxony and Bavaria not only reflect ethnic, social and cultural identities but themselves contributed to the creation of identities, gave meaning to social practice, and were often intended to inspire, guide, change, or prevent action, directly or indirectly. These texts are shown to be part of a cultural effort to shape the present by restructuring the past"--
Books, scribes, and learning in the Frankish Kingdoms, 6th-9th centuries by Rosamond McKitterick( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rome across time and space : cultural transmission and the exchange of ideas c. 500-1400 by Claudia Bolgia( Book )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Medieval Rome was uniquely important, both as a physical city and as an idea with immense cultural capital, encapsulating the legacy of the ancient Empire, the glorious world of the martyrs and the triumph of Christian faith. Rome Across Time and Space explores these twin dimensions of 'place' and 'idea' and analyses Rome's role in the transmission of culture throughout the Middle Ages. Ranging widely over liturgy, architecture, sculpture and textual history, the authors focus on the mutual enrichment derived from the exchange of ideas and illuminate how cultural exchanges between Rome and its 'neighbours' (Byzantium, Italy, England and France), and within Rome (between Ancient and early Christian Rome and the medieval city) worked as catalysts for change, both to shape the medieval city and to help construct the medieval idea of Rome itself. The result is a rich and original perspective on a beguiling city with enduring appeal."--Publisher's website
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The New Cambridge medieval history
The New Cambridge medieval historyAtlas of the medieval worldHistory and memory in the Carolingian worldThe uses of literacy in early mediaeval EuropeThe Carolingians and the written wordThe Frankish kingdoms under the Carolingians, 751-987The Early Middle Ages : Europe 400-1000Carolingian culture : emulation and innovation
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