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Historia: Books 1-2 (Richer of Saint-Rémi : Histories)
The Historia surveys a tumultuous century in which two competing dynasties struggled for supremacy, while great magnates seized the opportunity to carve out their own principalities. Richer tells of synods and coronations, deception and espionage, battles and sieges, disease and death, and even the difficulties of travel.
Hardcover, 448 pages
Published November 21st 2011 by Harvard University Press
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As medieval chronicles go, I found this one of the readable ones. Richer recounts the events of the late 9th and most of the 10th century with great clarity. The political and military events tumble over the pages, the wicked die horrible deaths as punishments for their sins, the good smell nice, even when being a rotting corps. Sometimes we get a glimps of the author himself. Richer recounts a little about his own life: a trip he made, who his father was. This is in itself unusual for a medieva ...more