Carolingian Civilization: A Reader, Second Edition

Edited by Paul Edward Dutton

© 2004

The period between 770 and 880 experienced an explosion of words signalling the documentary reawakening of Western civilization; this anthology offers a plentiful and engaging selection of primary source documents from that vibrant era.

Among the material new to this second edition are Rimbert's Life of Anskar, with its detailed account of the Carolingian missionary contact with Scandinavia, Ratramnus's study of the dog-headed men, the monk Bernard's Journey to Jerusalem, new specimens of popular beliefs, Audradus Modicus's complete Book of Revelations, and new maps and illustrations.

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  • Series: Readings in Medieval Civilizations and Cultures
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  • Page Count: 549 pages
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"I've been teaching the 'Age of Charlemagne' for 25 years. Thanks to Paul Dutton, I finally have the book I need to make this age come alive." - Charles R. Bowlus, Professor Emeritus, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Carolingian Civilization: A Reader, Second Edition

Edited by Paul Edward Dutton

© 2004

The period between 770 and 880 experienced an explosion of words signalling the documentary reawakening of Western civilization; this anthology offers a plentiful and engaging selection of primary source documents from that vibrant era.

Among the material new to this second edition are Rimbert's Life of Anskar, with its detailed account of the Carolingian missionary contact with Scandinavia, Ratramnus's study of the dog-headed men, the monk Bernard's Journey to Jerusalem, new specimens of popular beliefs, Audradus Modicus's complete Book of Revelations, and new maps and illustrations.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • Series: Readings in Medieval Civilizations and Cultures
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 549 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.3in x 9.0in
  • Reviews

    Paul Dutton's Carolingian Civilization and Charlemagne's Courtier have revolutionized the teaching of 8th- and 9th-century western European history and made this fascinating period available to new generations of students who lack the Latin to access the sources in the original for themselves.


    Sarah Foot, University of Sheffield

    I've been teaching the 'Age of Charlemagne' for 25 years. Thanks to Paul Dutton, I finally have the book I need to make this age come alive.


    Charles R. Bowlus, Professor Emeritus, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
  • Author Information

    Paul Edward Dutton, Professor of Humanities at Simon Fraser University, is the author of a number of articles and books about the Middle Ages including The Poetry and Paintings of the First Bible of Charles the Bald with Herbert L. Kessler (University of Michigan Press, 1997) and Charlemagne's Mustache and Other Cultural Clusters of a Dark Age (Palgrave, 2004). He is Series Editor of UTP's Readings in Medieval Civilizations and Cultures.

  • Table of contents

    Preface to the Second Edition

    Introduction to the First Edition

    Chapter One: The Time of Pepin the Short (741-768)

    1.  A List of Superstitions and Pagan Practices
    2.  The Correspondence of Boniface, Missionary and Martyr
    3.  The Elevation of Pepin the Short
    4.  The Reanointing of Pepin in 754
    5.  The Donation of Constantine

    Chapter Two: The Time of Charlemagne (768-814)

    6.  Pope Stephen Scolds Charlemagne and Carloman
    7.  Einhard's Life of Charlemagne
    8.  Pepin's Victory over the Avars
    9.  Epitaphs and Eulogies
    10. The Equestrian Statue of Theoderic
    11. The Lateran Palace of Pope Leo III
    12. Charlemagne and Pope Leo
    13. Capitularies
    14. An Exhortation to the Faithful
    15. The Iconodule Controversy in Francia
    16. Theodulf's Mosaic of the Ark
    17. Theodulf and the Antique Vase
    18. Six Short Poems by Theodulf
    19. Theodulf of Orléans: Precepts for the Priests of his Diocese
    20. Letters of Alcuin
    21. Five Poems of Alcuin
    22. Alcuin's Dialogue with Young Prince Pepin
    23. Charlemagne's Division of his Kingdoms
    24. The Diet of Aachen in 813

    Chapter Three: The Time of Louis the Pious (814-840)

    25. Lament on Charlemagne's Death
    26. Thegan's Life of Louis
    27. Benedict of Aniane: His Life and Times
    28. The Ordinatio Imperii of 817
    29. The Vision of the Poor Woman of Laon
    30. Louis's Public Penance in 822
    31. The Polyptyque of St-Germain-des-Prés
    32. The Polyptyque of the Church of Marseilles
    33. Agobard of Lyons and the Popular Belief in Weather Magic
    34. Of Bread and Provisions in the Statutes of Adalhard of Corbie
    35. A Royal Judgment of Pepin in 828
    36. Claudius of Turin's Complaint
    37. The Penitential of Halitgar
    38. Saint-Riquier (Centula): Its Precious Goods
    39. The Emperor Louis's Palace at Ingelheim
    40. Freculf Dedicates his Book to Empress Judith
    41. The Astronomer's Account of the Rebellions
    42. Paschasius Radbertus's Defense of Wala
    43. Rudolf of Fulda's The Life of Saint Leoba
    44. The Final Days and Death of Louis the Pious

    Chapter Four: The Time of The Civil War (840-843)

    45. Nithard's History
    46. Engelbert at the Battle of Fontenoy
    47. The Treaty of Verdun, 843
    48. Dhuoda's Advice to Her Son

    Chapter Five: The Time of the Three Kings and their Sons (844-877)

    49. The Annals of Xanten for the Years 844 to 862
    50. Audradus Modicus and his Book of Revelations
    51. Gottschalk and the Predestination Controversy
    52. Popular and Learned Beliefs: Two Specimens
    53. The Epitaphs of Ermengard and Lothar
    54. Sedulius Scottus's On Christian Rulers
    55. Lothar II's Divorce
    56. The Susanna Crystal of King Lothar
    57. Otfrid of Weissenburg on Old High German
    58. Anskar and his Mission to Scandanavia
    59. Ratramnus and the Dog-headed Humans
    60. The Vision of Charlemagne
    61. Letters of Lupus of Ferrières
    62. The Wandering Monks of Saint-Philibert
    63. The Monk Bernard's Journey to Jerusalem
    64. A Judicial Dispute in the Loire Valley
    65. A Charter of Immunity from Charles the Bald 
    66. Saint Remi's Protection of People and Property
    67. The Coronation of Charles the Bald as King of Lotharingia
    68. Eriugena's Periphyseon: The Beginning and End
    69. Wulfadus's Library
    70. Wulfadus Goes to Court
    71. Charles the Bald Grants a Benefice
    72. The Capitulary of Quierzy, 877
    73. The Death of Charles the Bald

    Chapter Six: The Time of Charles the Fat (878-888)

    74. The Annals of Saint-Vaast for the Years 882 to 886
    75. The Song of Louis: Ludwigslied
    76. Abbo's Account of the Siege of Paris by the Northmen
    77. Hincmar of Rheims's On the Governance of the Palace
    78. Notker the Stammerer Addresses Charles the Fat
    79. The Saxon Poet's Thoughts on Charlemagne
    80. The Vision of Charles the Fat
    81. Last Thoughts

    Index of Topics

    Sources

     

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