A comprehensive survey which begins with the rise of the Franks, then examines the Merovingians.
A comprehensive survey which begins with the rise of the Franks, then examines the Merovingians.
Author: Ian Wood
This survey of the Merovingians first considers the nature of the sources and the rise of the Franks, and then examines the establishment of the Merovingian dynasty itself, the structure of their kingdoms, and their influence both in their own territories and on Europe more widely.
This survey of the Merovingians first considers the nature of the sources and the rise of the Franks, and then examines the establishment of the Merovingian dynasty itself, the structure of their kingdoms, and their influence both in their ...
Author: Ian N. Wood
This book charts the influence of Christian ideas about social responsibility on the legal, fiscal and operational policies of the Merovingian government, which consistently depended upon the collaboration of kings and elites to succeed, and it shows how a set of stories transformed the political playing field in early medieval Gaul. Contemporary thinkers encouraged this development by writing political arguments in the form of hagiography, more to redefine the rules and resources of elite culture than to promote saints' cults. Jamie Kreiner explores how hagiographers were able to do this effectively, by layering their arguments with different rhetorical and cognitive strategies while keeping the surface narratives entertaining. The result was a subtle and captivating literature that gives us new ways of thinking about how ideas and institutions can change, and how the vibrancy of Merovingian culture inspired subsequent Carolingian developments.
... thematic voice.10 Ian Wood's studies of Merovingian pol- itics rest in good
measure on his careful and critical readings of ... 'The Vita Columbani and
Merovingian Hagiography', Peritia 1 (1982): 63–80; The Merovingian Kingdoms,
Author: Jamie Kreiner
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
13 papers by 16 leading archaeologists and historians of late antiquity and the early middle ages break new ground in their discussion, analysis and criticism of present interpretations of early medieval rituals and their material correlates. Some deal with rituals relating to death, life cycles and the circulation in other contexts of objects otherwise used in the burial ritual. Others are concerned with the symbolism and ideology of royal power, the formation of a political ideology east of the Rhine from the mid-5th century onwards, and penance rituals in relation to Carolingian episcopal discourse on ecclesiastical power and morale. All deal with the creation of new identities, cultures, norms and values, and their expression in new rituals and ideas from the period of the Great Migrations through the Later Roman Empire down to the society of Beowulf and the later Carolingians.
... Germanic origin (Salian Francs, Burgundians, and outside our study area the
Western Goths”) are thought to have been in power, no sword burials are. *
James, The Franks, pp. 51–77; Wood, The Merovingian Kingdoms 450-751, pp.
Author: Frans Theuws
Bundeling van de zeven belangrijkste essays over de sociale interpretatie van de Merovingische begraafplaatsen-archeologie.
CHAPTER ELEVEN GROWING UP IN MEROVINGIAN GAUL* As with many
areas of Merovingian social history, the obvious place to start an enquiry into
growing ... 6–11; I.N. Wood, The Merovingian Kingdoms, 450–751 (London, 1994
Author: Guy Halsall
The Alamans were early victims of post-Roman expansion of the Frankish empire; studies consider both races from historical, archaeological and linguistic perspectives.(3-6c)
Wolfram , H . 1979 Die Goten von den Anfängen bis zur Mitte des sechsten Jahrh
r Mitte des sechsten Jahrhunderts . Entwurf einer historischen Ethnographie .
München : C . H . Beck . Wood , I . N . 1994 The Merovingian Kingdoms 450 - 751
Author: Ian N. Wood
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
This book is the first comprehensive and comparative study of the difficult relationship between ethnic identities and political organisation in the post-Roman and early medieval kingdoms. 16 authors (historians, archaeologists and linguists) deal with ten important kingdoms of this period and with its political and legal context.
The Relationship Between Late Antique and Early Medieval Peoples and
Kingdoms in the Transformation of the Roman World Hans-Werner Goetz, Jörg
Jarnut, ... 2 I.N. Wood, The Merovingian kingdoms, 450–751 (London-New York
Author: Hans-Werner Goetz
Category: Social Science
As the Roman empire was transformed, the meaning and impact of frontiers changed as the new Gothic, Lombard and Frankish kingdoms, as well as the empire as a whole, sought to define their realms, control movements, establish exchange networks and give their frontiers a Christian significance.
As the Roman empire was transformed, the meaning and impact of frontiers changed as the new Gothic, Lombard and Frankish kingdoms, as well as the empire as a whole, sought to define their realms, control movements, establish exchange ...
Author: Walter Pohl
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers
It is 741. After subduing the pagan religions in the east, halting the march of Islam in the west, and conquering the continent for the Merovingian kings, mayor of the palace Charles the Hammer has one final ambition—the throne. Only one thing stands in his way—he is dying. Charles cobbles together a plan to divide the kingdom among his three sons, betroth his daughter to a Lombard prince to secure his southern border, and keep the Church unified behind them through his friend Bishop Boniface. Despite his best efforts, the only thing to reign after Charles’s death is chaos. His daughter has no intention of marrying anyone, let alone a Lombard prince. His two eldest sons question the rights of their younger pagan stepbrother, and the Church demands a steep price for their support. Son battles son, Christianity battles paganism, and Charles’s daughter flees his court for an enemy’s love. Based on a true story, Anvil of God is a whirlwind of love, honor, sacrifice, and betrayal that follows a bereaved family’s relentless quest for power and destiny.
General Plot Outline For much of Frankish history, the power behind the
Merovingian kings was ensconced in the office of the “Mayor ... 2 Ian Wood, The
Merovingian Kingdoms 450–751 (Harlow, Essex: Pearson Education Limited,
Author: J. Boyce Gleason
A. D. Lee charts the significant developments which marked the transformation of Ancient Rome into medieval Byzantium.
Although Aegidius was unable to prevent Franks from seizing control of Cologne
and Trier in the mid-450s,. 31. Moorhead, Theoderic, 19–31. 32. I. Wood, The
Merovingian Kingdoms, 450–751, Harlow: Longman, 1994, 33–5. Cf. Sid. Apoll.
Author: A. D Lee
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
King Arthur is probably the most famous and certainly the most legendary medieval king. From the early ninth century through the middle ages, to the Arthurian romances of Victorian times, the tales of this legendary figure have blossomed and multiplied. And in more recent times, there has been a continuous stream of books claiming to have discovered the 'facts' about, or to unlock the secret or truth behind, the 'once and future king'. Broadly speaking, there are two Arthurs. On the one hand is the traditional 'historical' Arthur, waging a doomed struggle to save Roman civilization against the relentless Anglo-Saxon tide during the darkest years of the Dark Ages. On the other is the Arthur of myth and legend - accompanied by a host of equally legendary people, places, and stories: Lancelot, Guinevere, Galahad and Gawain, Merlin, Excalibur, the Lady in the Lake, the Sword in the Stone, Camelot, the Round Table. The big problem with all this is that 'King Arthur' might well never have existed. And if he did exist, it is next to impossible to say anything at all about him. As this challenging new look at the Arthur legend makes clear, all books claiming to reveal 'the truth' behind King Arthur can safely be ignored. Not only the 'red herrings' in the abundant pseudo-historical accounts, even the 'historical' Arthur is largely a figment of the imagination: the evidence that we have - whether written or archaeological - is simply incapable of telling us anything detailed about the Britain in which he is supposed to have lived, fought, and died. The truth, as Guy Halsall reveals in this fascinating investigation, is both radically different - and also a good deal more intriguing.
'The kingdom of the South Saxons: the origins'. In Bassett (1989b: 75–83). —— (
1992). AngloSaxon England (London). ... Empire and the end of Roman Britain'.
Britannia 18: 251–62. —— (1994). The Merovingian Kingdoms, 450–751 ...
Author: Guy Halsall
Publisher: OUP Oxford
The Oxford Handbook of Late Antiquity offers an innovative overview of a period (c. 300-700 CE) that has become increasingly central to scholarly debates over the history of western and Middle Eastern civilizations. This volume covers such pivotal events as the fall of Rome, the rise of Christianity, the origins of Islam, and the early formation of Byzantium and the European Middle Ages. These events are set in the context of widespread literary, artistic, cultural, and religious change during the period. The geographical scope of this Handbook is unparalleled among comparable surveys of Late Antiquity; Arabia, Egypt, Central Asia, and the Balkans all receive dedicated treatments, while the scope extends to the western kingdoms, and North Africa in the West. Furthermore, from economic theory and slavery to Greek and Latin poetry, Syriac and Coptic literature, sites of religious devotion, and many others, this Handbook covers a wide range of topics that will appeal to scholars from a diverse array of disciplines. The Oxford Handbook of Late Antiquity engages the perennially valuable questions about the end of the ancient world and the beginning of the medieval, while providing a much-needed touchstone for the study of Late Antiquity itself.
1988. History of the Goths. Berkeley: University of California Press. Wood, Ian.
1994. The Merovingian Kingdoms, 450–751. London: Longmans. Wormald,
Patrick. 1977. “Lex Scripta and Verbum Regis: Legislation and Germanic
Kingship from ...
Author: Scott Fitzgerald Johnson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Fruits of the most recent research on the worlds of the eleventh and twelfth centuries are presented in this collection. It features several articles on textual criticism with important revisions to controversial texts and their readings, as well as pieces on cultural history, an investigation into monetary history, and analyses of the legal and political mechanisms of conquest. Contributors: MARTIN AURELL, NICHOLAS PAUL, ROBERT F. BERKHOFER III, STEFAN JURASINSKI, JULIE KERR, KIMM STARR-REID, TARA GALE, JOHN LANGDON, NATALIE LEISHMAN, ALAN M. STAHL, KENNETH PENNINGTON
2 Ian Wood, The Merovingian Kingdoms 450–751 (London, 1994), 176; Rob
Meens, 'A Background to Augustine's Mission to Anglo-Saxon England', Anglo-
Saxon England 23 (1994), 5–17 at 5. 3 See note 58 below for a full bibliography
Author: Stephen Morillo
Publisher: Boydell Press
The idea that with the decline of the Roman Empire Europe entered into some immense ‘dark age’ has long been viewed as inadequate by many historians. How could a world still so profoundly shaped by Rome and which encompassed such remarkable societies as the Byzantine, Carolingian and Ottonian empires, be anything other than central to the development of European history? How could a world of so many peoples, whether expanding, moving or stable, of Goths, Franks, Vandals, Byzantines, Arabs, Anglo-Saxons, Vikings, whose genetic and linguistic inheritors we all are, not lie at the heart of how we understand ourselves? The Inheritance of Rome is a work of remarkable scope and ambition. Drawing on a wealth of new material, it is a book which will transform its many readers’ ideas about the crucible in which Europe would in the end be created. From the collapse of the Roman imperial system to the establishment of the new European dynastic states, perhaps this book’s most striking achievement is to make sense of an immensely long period of time, experienced by many generations of Europeans, and which, while it certainly included catastrophic invasions and turbulence, also contained long periods of continuity and achievement. From Ireland to Constantinople, from the Baltic to the Mediterranean, this is a genuinely Europe-wide history of a new kind, with something surprising or arresting on every page.
From Roman Provinces to Medieval Kingdoms (London, 2006), republishes
many of the other key articles. p. ... 5 The best survey of the Merovingian period in
any language is Ian Wood's The Merovingian Kingdoms 450–751 (Harlow, 1994)
Author: Chris Wickham
Publisher: Penguin UK
First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Bishop Avitus of Vienne, in the Arian Burgundian kingdom, also hastened to
heap praise on Clovis in a letter written on ... Early Medieval Europe 3 (1994): 97
–116; I.N. Wood, The Merovingian Kingdoms 450–751 (London: Longman, 1994)
Author: Everett Ferguson
In het jaar 751 werd de laatste Merovingische koning, Childeric III, inderdaad
afgezet en opgevolgd door zijn hofmeier Pippijn III, de vader van Karel de Grote,
onder wiens ... 3 Ian Wood, The Merovingian Kingdoms 450-751 (London 1994),
Publisher: Uitgeverij Verloren
First published in 1992, Medieval Military Technology has become the definitive book in its field, garnering much praise and a large readership. This thorough update of a classic book, regarded as both an excellent overview and an important piece of scholarship, includes fully revised content, new sections on the use of horses, handguns, incendiary weapons, and siege engines, and eighteen new illustrations. The four key organizing sections of the book still remain: arms and armor, artillery, fortifications, and warships. Throughout, the authors connect these technologies to broader themes and developments in medieval society as well as to current scholarly and curatorial controversies.
... walls, as a means of defense for the people of Francia during the turbulent and
unstable Merovingian era (c.450–751). ... In almost every one of his 42 years of
rule, Charlemagne summoned his army for conquest outside of the kingdom's ...
Author: Kelly Robert DeVries
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
The End of Antiquity saw an increase in the divide between East and West. This crucial development in the history of the Late and Post-Roman World was addressed in a series of linked papers delivered at the first plenary conference of the European Science Foundation's scientific programme on the Transformation of the Roman World, held in 1995. A group of leading scholars addressed questions of social, cultural, artistic and linguistic change, concentrating largely on developments within the East, while changes in the West were explored in a series of responses.
The End of Antiquity saw an increase in the divide between East and West.
Author: Euangelos K. Chrysos
Author: Wolfgang Braunfels