The 'Annals' of Flodoard of Reims, 919-966

Edited by Steven Fanning and Bernard S. Bachrach

© 2004

This fascinating account is the principal source for a number of momentous political developments leading up to the millennium. These include struggles among the Carolingians, the rise of the Saxon dynasty in Germany, and various Viking and Magyar raids.

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  • Series: Readings in Medieval Civilizations and Cultures
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  • Page Count: 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.9in x 0.4in x 8.8in
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"This is a very welcome addition to an excellent series. Fanning and Bachrach make this important and hitherto rather neglected text accessible for the first time in an admirably clear translation." - Rosamond McKitterick, University of Cambridge

The 'Annals' of Flodoard of Reims, 919-966

Edited by Steven Fanning and Bernard S. Bachrach

© 2004

This fascinating account is the principal source for a number of momentous political developments leading up to the millennium. These include struggles among the Carolingians, the rise of the Saxon dynasty in Germany, and various Viking and Magyar raids.

Academics please note that this is a title classified as having a restricted allocation of complimentary copies; complimentary copies remain readily available to adopters and to academics very likely to adopt this title in the coming academic year. When adoption possibilities are less strong and/or further in the future, academics are requested to purchase the title at an academic discount, with the proviso that University of Toronto Press will happily refund the purchase price (with or without a receipt) if the book is indeed adopted.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • Series: Readings in Medieval Civilizations and Cultures
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.9in x 0.4in x 8.8in
  • Reviews

    This is a very welcome addition to an excellent series. Flodoard's contemporary narrative is crammed with information about west Frankish politics in the tenth century, the expansionist raids of the Northmen of the Loire (under Ragenold) and Seine (under Rollo and William Longsword) and ecclesiastical affairs of Rheims itself, not least the extraordinary account of the Synod of Ingelheim in 948 which deposed and excommunicated Archbishop Hugh and reinstated Archbishop Artoldus. Fanning and Bachrach make this important and hitherto rather neglected text accessible for the first time in an admirably clear translation, augmented with helpful historical introduction and notes.


    Rosamond McKitterick, Newnham College, University of Cambridge

    Flodoard's work is not only one of the most important sources for the history of tenth-century Europe, but a fine example of the annalistic genre. It bears vivid witness to the complex, personal, and often brutal nature of the high-stakes political games of this period, which witnessed the slow demise of the Carolingian empire and the development of the kingdoms of Germany and France. Flodoard was himself deeply enmeshed in the events he recorded, and his account allows the reader to be caught up in the same action. Fanning and Bachrach's translation provides a trustworthy, well-annotated, and extremely useful tool for students of medieval history.


    Thomas Head, Professor of History, Hunter College and The Graduate Center, City University of New York
  • Author Information

    Bernard S. Bachrach is Professor of History at the University of Minnesota. Among his recent books are Fulk Nerra, the Neo-Roman Consul, 987-1040 (University of California Press) and Early Carolingian Warfare: Prelude to Empire (University of Pennsylvania Press).



    Steven Fanning is Associate Professor of History at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is the author of A Bishop and His World Before the Gregorian Reform: Hubert of Angers, 1006-1047 (American Philosophical Society) and Mystics of the Christian Tradition (Routledge).

  • Table of contents

    List of Figures
    List of Maps
    List of Genealogies

    Introduction
            Reims and the Annals of Flodoard
            Flodoard of Reims
            The Annals
            The Political Background to the Annals
                    The Middle Kingdom (Francia Media)
                    The West Frankish Kingdom (Francia Occidentalis)
                    The East Frankish Kingdom (Francia Orientalis)
                    The Second Fragmentation of the Carolingian Empire
            The Events of Flodoard's Annals
                    Royal Affairs
                    Northern Powers: Flanders and the Northmen
                    Southern Powers: Aquitaine and the Duchy of Burgundy
                    Lotharingia and Germany
                    Upper Burgundy, Provence, and Italy
                    England
                    The Magyars
                    The Saracens
            The "Feudal Revolution"
            The Translation
            Notes to the Introduction
            Bibliography

    The Annals of Flodoard

    Notes to the Translation
    Glossary
    Maps
    Genealogies
    Index

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