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From Roman to Merovingian Gaul: A Reader (Readings in Medieval Civilizations and Cultures #5)
Winner: The 2001 Margaret Wade Labarge Prize for Medieval Studies Including such remarkable accounts as Attila the Hun's meeting with the Pope, Queen Balthild's life, and Gregory of Tour's vivid descriptions of what happens when daily life is enmeshed with politics, From Roman to Merovingian Gaul documents events that are both remarkable in themselves and that demonstrate...more
Paperback, 679 pages
Published August 1999 by University of Toronto Press
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An extensive collection of historical source material from the Merovingian period. Murray begins by giving translations of the first references to the Franks in Roman-Latin chronicles and histories. He then gives translations from Frankish sources such as Gregory of Tours, Fredegar's Chronicle, Sallic law codes and much more. An invaluable tool for historians wishing to read the original source materials. There's also a few added bonuses for those interested in the evolution of medieval German l...more
Alexander Callander Murray teaches at the Department of History and Centre for Medieval Studies, Erindale Campus, University of Toronto.More about Alexander Callander Murray...