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Book/Printed Material Rethinking authority in the Carolingian Empire : ideals and expectations during the reign of Louis the Pious (813-828)

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Title

  • Rethinking authority in the Carolingian Empire : ideals and expectations during the reign of Louis the Pious (813-828)

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 empire"-- Publisher's Web site.

Names

  • Kramer, Rutger, author.

Created / Published

  • Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press B.V., [2019]
  • ©2019

Headings

  • -  Louis--I,--Emperor,--778-840
  • -  France--Politics and government--To 987
  • -  Italy--Politics and government--476-1268
  • -  Church and state--France--History--To 1500
  • -  Church and state--Italy--History--To 1500
  • -  Authority--Religious aspects--Catholic Church--History
  • -  Carolingians
  • -  Authority--Religious aspects--Catholic Church
  • -  Church and state
  • -  Politics and government
  • -  France
  • -  Italy
  • -  To 1500

Genre

  • History

Notes

  • -  Includes bibliographical references (pages [227]-273) and index.
  • -  Description based on print version record; resource not viewed.

Medium

  • 1 electronic resource (277 pages )

Call Number/Physical Location

  • DC74

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2020715239

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  • Unrestricted online access

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  • pdf

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Chicago citation style:

Kramer, Rutger, Author. Rethinking authority in the Carolingian Empire: ideals and expectations during the reign of Louis the Pious 813-828. [Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press B.V., ©, 2019] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2020715239/.

APA citation style:

Kramer, R. (2019) Rethinking authority in the Carolingian Empire: ideals and expectations during the reign of Louis the Pious 813-828. [Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press B.V., ©] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2020715239/.

MLA citation style:

Kramer, Rutger, Author. Rethinking authority in the Carolingian Empire: ideals and expectations during the reign of Louis the Pious 813-828. [Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press B.V., ©, 2019] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2020715239/>.