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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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-xii
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. pp. 13-16
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  1. A Note on Translations, Sources and Names
  2. pp. 17-18
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  1. Prologue
  2. pp. 19-30
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  1. 1. Framing the Carolingian Reforms: The Early Years of Louis the Pious
  2. pp. 31-58
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  1. 2. A Model for Empire: The Councils of 813 and the Institutio Canonicorum
  2. pp. 59-122
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  1. 3. Monks on the Via Regia: The World of Smaragdus of Saint-Mihiel
  2. pp. 123-168
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  1. 4. Caesar et abba simul: Monastic Reforms between Aachen and Aniane
  2. pp. 169-214
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  1. Epilogue: Imperial Responsibilities and the Discourse of Reforms
  2. pp. 215-226
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 227-274
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 275-278
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Additional Information

ISBN
9789048532681
Related ISBN(s)
9789462982642
MARC Record
OCLC
1100444870
Pages
278
Launched on MUSE
2020-07-06
Language
English
Open Access
Yes

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