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Carolingian Civilization


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Preface to the Second Edition Introduction to the First Edition Chapter One: The Time of Pepin the Short (741-768) 1. A List of Superstitions and Pagan Practices 2. The Correspondence of Boniface, Missionary and Martyr 3. The Elevation of Pepin the Short 4. The Reanointing of Pepin in 754 5. The Donation of Constantine Chapter Two: The Time of Charlemagne (768-814) 6. Pope Stephen Scolds Charlemagne and Carloman 7. Einhard's Life of Charlemagne 8. Pepin's Victory over the Avars 9. Epitaphs and Eulogies 10. The Equestrian Statue of Theoderic 11. The Lateran Palace of Pope Leo III 12. Charlemagne and Pope Leo 13. Capitularies 14. An Exhortation to the Faithful 15. The Iconodule Controversy in Francia 16. Theodulf's Mosaic of the Ark 17. Theodulf and the Antique Vase 18. Six Short Poems by Theodulf 19. Theodulf of Orl ans: Precepts for the Priests of his Diocese 20. Letters of Alcuin 21. Five Poems of Alcuin 22. Alcuin's Dialogue with Young Prince Pepin 23. Charlemagne's Division of his Kingdoms 24. The Diet of Aachen in 813 Chapter Three: The Time of Louis the Pious (814-840) 25. Lament on Charlemagne's Death 26. Thegan's Life of Louis 27. Benedict of Aniane: His Life and Times 28. The Ordinatio Imperii of 817 29. The Vision of the Poor Woman of Laon 30. Louis's Public Penance in 822 31. The Polyptyque of St-Germain-des-Pr s 32. The Polyptyque of the Church of Marseilles 33. Agobard of Lyons and the Popular Belief in Weather Magic 34. Of Bread and Provisions in the Statutes of Adalhard of Corbie 35. A Royal Judgment of Pepin in 828 36. Claudius of Turin's Complaint 37. The Penitential of Halitgar 38. Saint-Riquier (Centula): Its Precious Goods 39. The Emperor Louis's Palace at Ingelheim 40. Freculf Dedicates his Book to Empress Judith 41. The Astronomer's Account of the Rebellions 42. Paschasius Radbertus's Defense of Wala 43. Rudolf of Fulda's The Life of Saint Leoba 44. The Final Days and Death of Louis the Pious Chapter Four: The Time of The Civil War (840-843) 45. Nithard's History 46. Engelbert at the Battle of Fontenoy 47. The Treaty of Verdun, 843 48. Dhuoda's Advice to Her Son Chapter Five: The Time of the Three Kings and their Sons (844-877) 49. The Annals of Xanten for the Years 844 to 862 50. Audradus Modicus and his Book of Revelations 51. Gottschalk and the Predestination Controversy 52. Popular and Learned Beliefs: Two Specimens 53. The Epitaphs of Ermengard and Lothar 54. Sedulius Scottus's On Christian Rulers 55. Lothar II's Divorce 56. The Susanna Crystal of King Lothar 57. Otfrid of Weissenburg on Old High German 58. Anskar and his Mission to Scandanavia 59. Ratramnus and the Dog-headed Humans 60. The Vision of Charlemagne 61. Letters of Lupus of Ferri res 62. The Wandering Monks of Saint-Philibert 63. The Monk Bernard's Journey to Jerusalem 64. A Judicial Dispute in the Loire Valley 65. A Charter of Immunity from Charles the Bald 66. Saint Remi's Protection of People and Property 67. The Coronation of Charles the Bald as King of Lotharingia 68. Eriugena's Periphyseon: The Beginning and End 69. Wulfadus's Library 70. Wulfadus Goes to Court 71. Charles the Bald Grants a Benefice 72. The Capitulary of Quierzy, 877 73. The Death of Charles the Bald Chapter Six: The Time of Charles the Fat (878-888) 74. The Annals of Saint-Vaast for the Years 882 to 886 75. The Song of Louis: Ludwigslied 76. Abbo's Account of the Siege of Paris by the Northmen 77. Hincmar of Rheims's On the Governance of the Palace 78. Notker the Stammerer Addresses Charles the Fat 79. The Saxon Poet's Thoughts on Charlemagne 80. The Vision of Charles the Fat 81. Last Thoughts Index of Topics Sources

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Paul Dutton's Carolingian Civilization and Charlemagne's Courtier have revolutionized the teaching of 8th- and 9th-century western European history and made this fascinating period available to new generations of students who lack the Latin to access the sources in the original for themselves. -- Sarah Foot, University of Sheffield I've been teaching the 'Age of Charlemagne' for 25 years. Thanks to Paul Dutton, I finally have the book I need to make this age come alive. -- Charles R. Bowlus, Professor Emeritus, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

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Paul Edward Dutton, Professor of Humanities at Simon Fraser University, is the author of a number of articles and books about the Middle Ages including The Poetry and Paintings of the First Bible of Charles the Bald with Herbert L. Kessler (University of Michigan Press, 1997) and Charlemagne's Mustache and Other Cultural Clusters of a Dark Age (Palgrave, 2004). He is Series Editor of UTP's Readings in Medieval Civilizations and Cultures.


"I've been teaching the 'Age of Charlemagne' for 25 years. Thanks to Paul Dutton, I finally have the book I need to make this age come alive." - Charles R. Bowlus, Professor Emeritus, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

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