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Charlemagne et l’épopée romane. Tome I

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ISBN: 9791036516450 Year: DOI: 10.4000/books.pulg.3503 Language: French
Publisher: Presses universitaires de Liège
Subject: History
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Transcultural Approaches to the Concept of Imperial Rule in the Middle Ages

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ISBN: 9783631662199 9783631662199 9783653052329 9783631706244 Year: DOI: 10.3726/978-3-653-05232-9 Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103568
Subject: History
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During the Middle Ages, rulers from different regions aspired to an idea of imperial hegemony. On the other hand, there were rulers who deliberately refused to be «emperors», although their reign showed characteristics of imperial rule. The contributions in this volume ask for the reasons why some rulers such as Charlemagne strove for imperial titles, whereas others voluntarily shrank from them. They also look at the characteristics of and rituals connected to imperial rule as well as to the way Medieval empires saw themselves. Thus, the authors in this volume adopt a transcultural perspective, covering Western, Eastern, Northern and Southern Europe, Byzantium and the Middle East. Furthermore, they go beyond the borders of Christianity by including various caliphates and Islamic «hegemonic» rulers like Saladin.

Augustine and the Art of Ruling in the Carolingian Imperial Period (Open Access)

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ISBN: 9780815361602 9781351116022 Year: Pages: 260 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: History
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This volume is an investigation of how Augustine was received in the Carolingian period, and the elements of his thought which had an impact on Carolingian ideas of ‘state’, rulership and ethics. It focuses on Alcuin of York and Hincmar of Rheims, authors and political advisers to Charlemagne and to Charles the Bald, respectively. It examines how they used Augustinian political thought and ethics, as manifested in the De civitate Dei, to give more weight to their advice. A comparative approach sheds light on the differences between Charlemagne’s reign and that of his grandson. It scrutinizes Alcuin’s and Hincmar’s discussions of empire, rulership and the moral conduct of political agents during which both drew on the De civitate Dei, although each came away with a different understanding. By means of a philological–historical approach, the book offers a deeper reading and treats the Latin texts as political discourses defined by content and language.

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