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The Resource The Politics of Memory and Identity in Carolingian Royal Diplomas : The West Frankish Kingdom (840-987), Geoffrey Koziol

The Politics of Memory and Identity in Carolingian Royal Diplomas : The West Frankish Kingdom (840-987), Geoffrey Koziol

Label
The Politics of Memory and Identity in Carolingian Royal Diplomas : The West Frankish Kingdom (840-987)
Title
The Politics of Memory and Identity in Carolingian Royal Diplomas
Title remainder
The West Frankish Kingdom (840-987)
Statement of responsibility
Geoffrey Koziol
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Based upon a 'performative' interpretation of royal charters, The Politics of Memory and Identity offers a new and surprising narrative of West Frankish history from the death of Louis the Pious in 840 to the demise of the Carolingian dynasty in 987. The key is a carefully contextualised analysis of the circumstances in which kings issued charters and an alert examination of the charters' verbal and visual semiotics. For which monasteries and cathedrals did kings issue diplomas and under what conditions? Who were the patrons who interceded for the recipients of diplomas and what titles were they given? Which kings were named as predecessors and which were omitted? Such clues allow us to recover the meaning of events whose significance was concealed by chroniclers, and to find unsuspected continuities in 150 years of West Frankish politics. They allow us to see a ruthless exercise of power in the use of forgeries and a commitment to political reform in the reform of monasteries. They reveal the long shadow cast by the reign of Charles the Bald in West Frankish history and the importance of a handful of monasteries as 'sites of memory'. Above all, an intertextual reading of diplomas shows that political leaders in the kingdom made decisions based on policy, where the policy was articulated in terms of lessons drawn from their understanding of the past, and diplomas were the records that conveyed the lessons"--Page 4 of cover
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BTCTA
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Koziol, Geoffrey
Dewey number
944.014
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DC70
LC item number
.K69 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Utrecht studies in medieval literacy
Series volume
19
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  • Political customs and rites
  • Manuscripts, Medieval
  • France
  • France
  • France
  • Königsurkunde
Label
The Politics of Memory and Identity in Carolingian Royal Diplomas : The West Frankish Kingdom (840-987), Geoffrey Koziol
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Part 1: Instruments of power. Charters, diplomas, and performative acts ; Accession acts : kings and regimes enter into power ; Succession acts : diplomas that establish legitimacy and identity ; The diplomas of Charles the Bald : politics and the palace ; A politics of alliance : diplomas after Charles the Bald ; Allying the saints : diplomas and monastic reform ; Forged acts : Frankish truth and its consequences -- Part 2: The footsteps of kings. The song of Robert of Neustria ; The passion of Charles the Simple ; Remembering Compiègne -- Epilogue: Forgetting Compiègne
Control code
757468772
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 661 pages
Isbn
9782503535951
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, 1 map
System control number
(OCoLC)757468772
Label
The Politics of Memory and Identity in Carolingian Royal Diplomas : The West Frankish Kingdom (840-987), Geoffrey Koziol
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Part 1: Instruments of power. Charters, diplomas, and performative acts ; Accession acts : kings and regimes enter into power ; Succession acts : diplomas that establish legitimacy and identity ; The diplomas of Charles the Bald : politics and the palace ; A politics of alliance : diplomas after Charles the Bald ; Allying the saints : diplomas and monastic reform ; Forged acts : Frankish truth and its consequences -- Part 2: The footsteps of kings. The song of Robert of Neustria ; The passion of Charles the Simple ; Remembering Compiègne -- Epilogue: Forgetting Compiègne
Control code
757468772
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 661 pages
Isbn
9782503535951
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, 1 map
System control number
(OCoLC)757468772

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