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Rethinking Authority in the Carolingian Empire : Ideals and Expectations during the Reign of Louis the Pious (813-828)

By: Resource type: Ressourcentyp: Buch (Online)Book (Online)Language: English Series: The Early Medieval North AtlanticPublisher: Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, 2019Description: 1 Online-Ressource (279 p.)ISBN:
  • 9789462982642
Subject(s): Online resources: Summary: By the early ninth century, the responsibility for a series of social, religious and political transformations had become an integral part of running the Carolingian empire. This became especially clear when, in 813/4, Louis the Pious and his court seized the momentum generated by their predecessors and broadened the scope of these reforms ever further. These reformers knew they represented a movement greater than the sum of its parts; the interdependence between those wielding imperial authority and those bearing responsibility for ecclesiastical reforms was driven by comprehensive, yet still surprisingly diverse expectations.Taking this diversity as a starting point, this book takes a fresh look at the optimistic first decades of the ninth century. Extrapolating from a series of detailed case studies rather than presenting a new grand narrative, it offers new interpretations of contemporary theories of personal improvement and institutional correctio, and shows the self-awareness of its main instigators as they pondered what it meant to be a good Christian in a good Christian empirePPN: PPN: 1778501419Package identifier: Produktsigel: ZDB-94-OAB
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