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The Resource Saxon identities, AD 150-900, Robert Flierman, (electronic resource)

Saxon identities, AD 150-900, Robert Flierman, (electronic resource)

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Saxon identities, AD 150-900
Title
Saxon identities, AD 150-900
Statement of responsibility
Robert Flierman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This study is the first up-to-date comprehensive analysis of the construction of continental Saxon identity in late antique and early medieval writing. It traces this process over the course of eight centuries, from its earliest roots in Roman ethnography to its reinvention in the monasteries of ninth-century Saxony. Building on recent scholarship, this study emphasises not just the constructed and open-ended nature of barbarian identity, but also the crucial role played by texts as instruments and resources of identity-formation. Though mentioned as early as AD 150, the Saxons left no written evidence of their own before c. 840. Thus, for the first seven centuries, we can only look at Saxon identity through the eyes of their Roman enemies, Merovingian neighbours and Carolingian conquerors. What we encounter when we attempt this, is not an objective description of a people, but an ongoing literary discourse on what outside authors imagined, wanted or feared the Saxons to be: dangerous pirates, noble savages, bestial pagans or faithful subjects. Significantly, these outside views deeply influenced how ninth-century Saxons eventually came to write about themselves following their conquest and conversion by the Frankish King Charlemagne, relying on Roman and Frankish texts to reinvent themselves as members of a noble and Christian people.--
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Flierman, Robert
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
  • Bloomsbury eBooks.
  • Studies in early medieval history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ethnicity
  • Latin literature
  • Literature, Medieval
  • Saxons
  • Saxons
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Saxony (Germany)
Label
Saxon identities, AD 150-900, Robert Flierman, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.5040/9781350019485?locatt=label:secondary_bloomsburyCollections
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Most Ferocious of Enemies : Saxons from a Roman Perspective -- 2. Rebels, Subjects, Neighbours : Saxons from a Frankish Perspective -- 3. Gens perfida or populus Christianus? : the Saxons and the Saxon Wars in Carolingian Historiography -- 4. From Defeat to Salvation : Remembering the Saxon Wars in Carolingian Saxony
Control code
bpp09260829
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 274 pages)
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
9781350019485
Isbn Type
(online)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
maps
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)991595031
Label
Saxon identities, AD 150-900, Robert Flierman, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.5040/9781350019485?locatt=label:secondary_bloomsburyCollections
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Most Ferocious of Enemies : Saxons from a Roman Perspective -- 2. Rebels, Subjects, Neighbours : Saxons from a Frankish Perspective -- 3. Gens perfida or populus Christianus? : the Saxons and the Saxon Wars in Carolingian Historiography -- 4. From Defeat to Salvation : Remembering the Saxon Wars in Carolingian Saxony
Control code
bpp09260829
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 274 pages)
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
9781350019485
Isbn Type
(online)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
maps
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)991595031

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