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The Resource History, Frankish identity and the framing of Western ethnicity, 550-850, Helmut Reimitz, (electronic resource)

History, Frankish identity and the framing of Western ethnicity, 550-850, Helmut Reimitz, (electronic resource)

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History, Frankish identity and the framing of Western ethnicity, 550-850
Title
History, Frankish identity and the framing of Western ethnicity, 550-850
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Helmut Reimitz
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Language
eng
Summary
This pioneering study explores early medieval Frankish identity as a window into the formation of a distinct Western conception of ethnicity. Focusing on the turbulent and varied history of Frankish identity in Merovingian and Carolingian historiography, it offers a new basis for comparing the history of collective and ethnic identity in the Christian West with other contexts, especially the Islamic and Byzantine worlds. The tremendous political success of the Frankish kingdoms provided the medieval West with fundamental political, religious and social structures, including a change from the Roman perspective on ethnicity as the quality of the 'Other' to the Carolingian perception that a variety of Christian peoples were chosen by God to reign over the former Roman provinces. Interpreting identity as an open ended process, Helmut Reimitz explores the role of Frankish identity in the multiple efforts through which societies tried to find order in the rapidly changing post-Roman world.--
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Reimitz, Helmut
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Cambridge University Press
Series statement
  • Cambridge studies in medieval life and thought. Fourth series
  • Cambridge books online
Series volume
book 101
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  • Franks
  • Franks
  • Merovingians
  • Carolingians
  • Ethnicity
  • Group identity
  • Christianity
  • Social change
  • Europe
  • Europe
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History, Frankish identity and the framing of Western ethnicity, 550-850, Helmut Reimitz, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139505765
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Communities of the Middle Ground in Sixth-Century Gaul -- 1. Gregory of Tours and his genealogy of pastoral power in late antique Gaul -- 2. Virtutes sanctorum et strages gentium : "The deeds of the saints and the slaughters of the peoples" : the radicalisation of church history -- 3. The dangers of history -- 4. Continuities and discontinuities : Roman and Frankish alternatives to Gregory -- 5. The politics of identity in the Merovingian kingdoms of the sixth century -- Part II. Countermyths : The Search for Origins in the Merovingian Kingdoms -- 6. The persistence of Gregory's vision of community : the réécriture and reconfiguration of the Histories in the seventh century -- 7. Iocundus in fabolis et strenuus in consiliis : Roman trickery and Frankish mythmaking in the Chronicle of Fredegar -- 8. "... sicut ceterae gentes" : "...like the other peoples" : the Liber historiae Francorum and the definition of the populus in the seventh and eighth century -- 9. Spielräume of Frankish identity in the long seventh century -- Part III. A Common Future : The Reforms of Frankish Identity under the Carolingians -- 10. Gens Francorum inclita : "the illustrious Frankish people" : the centralization of Frankishness under the early Carolingians -- 11. Correctio : the redefinition of central Frankishness -- 12. Before and after 800 : central and local Frankishness in the Carolingian world -- 13. Before and after 829 : the transformation of Frankish identity from the short to the long history of the Royal Frankish Annals -- Conclusion: Frankish identity, Western ethnicity
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ybp12587496
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1 online resource.
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unknown
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online
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Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9781107032330
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computer
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rdamedia
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)917009139
Label
History, Frankish identity and the framing of Western ethnicity, 550-850, Helmut Reimitz, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139505765
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Communities of the Middle Ground in Sixth-Century Gaul -- 1. Gregory of Tours and his genealogy of pastoral power in late antique Gaul -- 2. Virtutes sanctorum et strages gentium : "The deeds of the saints and the slaughters of the peoples" : the radicalisation of church history -- 3. The dangers of history -- 4. Continuities and discontinuities : Roman and Frankish alternatives to Gregory -- 5. The politics of identity in the Merovingian kingdoms of the sixth century -- Part II. Countermyths : The Search for Origins in the Merovingian Kingdoms -- 6. The persistence of Gregory's vision of community : the réécriture and reconfiguration of the Histories in the seventh century -- 7. Iocundus in fabolis et strenuus in consiliis : Roman trickery and Frankish mythmaking in the Chronicle of Fredegar -- 8. "... sicut ceterae gentes" : "...like the other peoples" : the Liber historiae Francorum and the definition of the populus in the seventh and eighth century -- 9. Spielräume of Frankish identity in the long seventh century -- Part III. A Common Future : The Reforms of Frankish Identity under the Carolingians -- 10. Gens Francorum inclita : "the illustrious Frankish people" : the centralization of Frankishness under the early Carolingians -- 11. Correctio : the redefinition of central Frankishness -- 12. Before and after 800 : central and local Frankishness in the Carolingian world -- 13. Before and after 829 : the transformation of Frankish identity from the short to the long history of the Royal Frankish Annals -- Conclusion: Frankish identity, Western ethnicity
Control code
ybp12587496
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781107032330
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)917009139

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