Carolingian Civilization: A Reader
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Carolingian Civilization: A Reader (Readings in Medieval Civilizations and Cultures #1)

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The period between 770 and 880 experienced an explosion of words signalling the documentary reawakening of Western civilization; this anthology offers a plentiful and engaging selection of primary source documents from that vibrant era.

Among the material new to this second edition are Rimbert's "Life of Anskar," with its detailed account of the Carolingian missionary conta...more
Paperback, Second Edition, 549 pages
Published June 1st 1993 by University of Toronto Press
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Katie
I love Paul Dutton. He is the best, with a lovely and unique take on things, and this collection of sources from the Carolingian period just bolsters my faith in how awesome he probably is.

I read it for a class on the Carolingian period - we'd read a couple of selections out of it each week - and it's the perfect sort of book for that. Dutton provides good, readable translations and he also offers up some good questions for thought and discussion. Probably best, though, is the sheer variety of...more
Neil
Preface to the second edition -- Introduction to the first edition -- The time of Pepin the Short (741-768). A list of superstitions and pagan practices ; The correspondence of Boniface, missionary and martyr ; The elevation of Pepin the Short ; The reanointing of Pepin in 754 ; The donation of Constantine -- The time of Charlemagne (768-814). Pope Stephen scolds Charlemagne and Carloman ; Einhard's Life of Charlemagne ; Pepin's victory over the Avars ; Epitaphs and eulogies ; The equestrian sta...more
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Paul Dutton is a professor of Humanities at Simon Fraser University (BC, Canada).
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