Introduction - Rosamond McKitterick Part I: Defining royal authority: religious discourse and political polemic 1 The rhetoric of election: 1 Peter 2.9 and the Franks - Walter Pohl and Gerda Heydemann 2 Adopt, adapt and improve. Dealing with the Adoptionist controversy at the court of Charlemagne - Rutger Kramer 3 The ruler as referee in theological debates: Reccared and Charlemagne - Janneke Raaijmakers and Irene van Renswoude 4 The ruler with the sword in the Utrecht Psalter - Bart Jaski Part II: Royal Power in action: Correctio 5 Reform and the Merovingian Church - Ian Wood 6 "... but they pray badly using corrected books": errors in early Carolingian copies of the Admonitio generalis- Marco Mostert 7 Emendatio and effectus in Frankish prayer traditions - Els Rose 8 Alcuin, Seneca, and the Brahmins of India - Yitzhak Hen 9 'Et hoc considerat episcopus, ut ipsi presbyteri non sint idiothae'. Carolingian local correctio and an unknown priests' exam from the early ninth century - Carine van Rhijn 10 Religious Saxons: paganism, infidelity and biblical punishment in the Capitulatio de partibus Saxoniae - Robert Flierman 11 An admonition too far? The sermon De cupiditate by Ambrose Autpertus - Max Diesenberger 12 Three annotated letter manuscripts: scholarly practices of religious Franks in the margin unveiled - Mariken Teeuwen Part III: Monastic powerhouses and centres of leaning 13 The Carolingians and the Regula Benedicti - Albrecht Diem 14 Reichenau and its amici viventes: competition and cooperation? - Regine Le Jan 15 Monte Cassino and Carolingian politics around 800 - Sven Meeder 16 A mirror of princes who opted out. Regino of Prum and royal monastic conversion - Erik Goosmann and Rob Meens Part IV: Powerful bishops 17 Merovingian Gospel readings in Northumbria: the legacy of Wilfrid? - David Ganz 18 Bishops in the mirror. From self-representation to episcopal model: the case of the eloquent bishops, Ambrose of Milan and Gregory the Great - Giorgia Vocino 19 Charlemagne and the bishops - Janet Nelson 20 The Penance of Attigny (822) and the leadership of the bishops in amending the Carolingian society - Philippe Depreux 21 From Justinian to Louis the Pious: inalienability of church property and the sovereignty of a ruler in the ninth century - Steffen Patzold and Stefan Esders 22 Incest, penance and a murdered bishop: the legend of Frederic of Utrecht - Bram van den Hoven van Genderen Part V: Franks and Rome 23 Pippin III and the sandals of Christ. The making and unmaking of an early medieval relic - Julia Smith 24 Rulers, popes and bishops: the historical context of the ninth-century Cologne Codex Carolinus manuscript (Codex Vindobonensis 449) - Dorine van Espelo 25 Pope Nicholas I and the Franks: politics and ecclesiology in the ninth century - Tom Noble Index -- .
Dorine van Espelo is Researcher and Lecturer in the Department of History at Radboud University Nijmegen Bram van den Hoven van Genderen is Lecturer in the Department of History and Art History at Utrecht University Rob Meens is Lecturer in the Department of History and Art History at Utrecht University Janneke Raaijmakers is Lecturer in the Department of History and Art History at Utrecht University Irene van Renswoude is Researcher in the Department of History of Science at Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands (ING - KNAW), The Hague Carine van Rhijn is Lecturer in the Department of History and Art History at Utrecht University -- .