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Writing the early Medieval West : studies in honour of Rosamond McKitterick

Author: Elina Screen; Charles West; Rosamond McKitterick
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
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Far from the oral society it was once assumed to have been, early medieval Europe was fundamentally shaped by the written word. This book offers a pioneering collection of fresh and innovative studies on a wide range of topics, each one representing cutting-edge scholarship, and collectively setting the field on a new footing. Concentrating on the role of writing in mediating early medieval knowledge of the past, on  Read more...
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Writing the early Medieval West : studies in honour of Rosamond McKitterick.
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, New York : Cambridge University Press, [2018]
334 pages
(DLC) 2018000003
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elina Screen; Charles West; Rosamond McKitterick
ISBN: 9781108195928 9781108182386 1108182380 110819592X
OCLC Number: 1032611934
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction: a study in the education of a society? / Marios Costambeys and Matthew Innes --
Knowledge of the Past: Flavius Josephus: the most influential classical historian of the early Middle Ages / Richard Matthew Pollar --
Bede and the changing image of Rome and the Romans / Paul Hilliard --
Paul the Deacon and Rome / Marios Costambeys --
History and (selective) memory: articulating community and division in Folcuin's Gesta abbatum Lobiensium / Ingrid Rembold --
Appropriate to the religion of their time: Walahfrid's historicisation of the liturgy / Christina Possel --
The order of history: liturgical time and the rhythms of the past in Amalarius of Metz's De ordine Antiphonarii / Graeme Ward --
The Written Word in Early Medieval Europe: The View from the Manuscripts. The manuscript evidence for pharmacy in the early Middle Ages / Nicholas Everett --
Monte Cassino's network of knowledge: the earliest manuscript evidence / Sven Meeder --
Strategies of knowledge organisation in early medieval Latin glossary miscellanies: the example of Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Clm 14388 / Anna Dorofeeva --
'Dissonance of speech, consonance of meaning': the 862 Council of Aachen and the transmission of Carolingian conciliar records / Charles West --
Texts and Early Medieval Rulers. The Moorish kingdoms and the written word: three 'textual communities' in fifth- and sixth-century Mauretania / Andy Merrills --
When liturgy gets out of hand / Yitzhak Hen; --
The formation of a European identity: revisiting Charlemagne's coinage / Simon Coupland --
Queenship in dispute: Fastrada, history and law / Matthew Innes --
Remembering and forgetting Lothar I / Elina Screen.
Responsibility: edited by Elina Screen, University of Oxford ; Charles West, University of Sheffield.

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