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The Resource Saxon identities, AD 150-900, Robert Flierman

Saxon identities, AD 150-900, Robert Flierman

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Saxon identities, AD 150-900
Title
Saxon identities, AD 150-900
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Robert Flierman
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Language
eng
Summary
"This study is the first up-to-date comprehensive analysis of the construction of continental Saxon identity in late antique and early medieval writing. It traces this process over the course of eight centuries, from its earliest roots in Roman ethnography to its reinvention in the monasteries of ninth-century Saxony. Building on recent scholarship, this study emphasises not just the constructed and open-ended nature of barbarian identity, but also the crucial role played by texts as instruments and resources of identity-formation. Though mentioned as early as AD 150, the Saxons left no written evidence of their own before c. 840. Thus, for the first seven centuries, we can only look at Saxon identity through the eyes of their Roman enemies, Merovingian neighbours and Carolingian conquerors. What we encounter when we attempt this, is not an objective description of a people, but an ongoing literary discourse on what outside authors imagined, wanted or feared the Saxons to be: dangerous pirates, noble savages, bestial pagans or faithful subjects. Significantly, these outside views deeply influenced how ninth-century Saxons eventually came to write about themselves following their conquest and conversion by the Frankish King Charlemagne, relying on Roman and Frankish texts to reinvent themselves as members of a noble and Christian people"--
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Flierman, Robert
Dewey number
942.01/7
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DD78.S3
LC item number
F55 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in early medieval history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Saxons
  • Saxons
  • Saxony (Germany)
  • Ethnicity
  • Latin literature
  • Literature, Medieval
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
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Saxon identities, AD 150-900, Robert Flierman
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-264) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Most Ferocious of Enemies : Saxons from a Roman Perspective -- 2. Rebels, Subjects, Neighbours : Saxons from a Frankish Perspective -- 3. Gens perfida or populus Christianus? : the Saxons and the Saxon Wars in Carolingian Historiography -- 4. From Defeat to Salvation : Remembering the Saxon Wars in Carolingian Saxony
Control code
961008165
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 274 pages
Isbn
9781350019454
Lccn
2016058160
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)961008165
Label
Saxon identities, AD 150-900, Robert Flierman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-264) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Most Ferocious of Enemies : Saxons from a Roman Perspective -- 2. Rebels, Subjects, Neighbours : Saxons from a Frankish Perspective -- 3. Gens perfida or populus Christianus? : the Saxons and the Saxon Wars in Carolingian Historiography -- 4. From Defeat to Salvation : Remembering the Saxon Wars in Carolingian Saxony
Control code
961008165
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 274 pages
Isbn
9781350019454
Lccn
2016058160
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)961008165

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