PDF DOWNLOAD [From Roman to Merovingian Gaul A Reader Readings in Medieval Civilizations and Cultures] AUTHOR Alexander Callander Murray

Roman to Visigothic Gaul37 From the Letters of Sidonius Apollinaris i Early Years Before 467 Ii Sidonius 467 ii Sidonius to Rome a 467 68 iii From Prefect and Patrician to Bishopiv Sidonius the Bishopv Blockade a 467 68 iii From Prefect and Patrician to Bishopiv Sidonius the Bishopv Blockade Clermont a 471 74vi Cession of Clermont and the Auvergnevii Sidonius a Subject of Euricviii Last Thoughts on Latin Culture History and NobilityChapter Nine Clovis King of the Franks a 4812 511 38 Letter of Bishop Remigius of Rheims to Clovis a 4812 39 Letter of Bishop Avitus of Vienne to Clovis Regarding the King s Baptism ca 496 99 40 Letter of Bishop Remigius to Clovis on the Death of the Kings Sister41 Three Letters of Theoderic the Great from the Variae of Cassiodorus a 5060742 Letter of Clovis to Auitanian Bishops on the Kings Peace and Apostolic Letters a50708 43 Letter of the Bishops of the Council of Orleans to Clovis a 511 44 Letter of Bishop Remigius Regarding the Ordination of a Certain Claudius ca 51245 Letter of Nicetius Bishop of Trier to Chlodoswintha een of the Lombards ca 56446 The Career of Clovis According to Gregory Bishop of Tours 594Chapter Ten The Histories of Gregory of Tours The Frankish Kingdom a 511 90 47 From the Death of Clovis to the Death of Chlothar I a 511 61 Books III IV48 From the Division of Chlothars Kingdom to the Death of Sigibert I a 561 75 Book IV 49 The Reign of Childebert II a 576 90 Books V Xi To the Death of Chilperic a 576 84 October Books V VI ii The Aftermath of Chilperics Death and the Revolt of Gundovald a 584 October 586 Books VII VIII iii Revolt in Austrasia and the Fall of Egidius a 587 90 Books IX XChapter Eleven The World of Gregory of ToursA Antiue Poetry and the Merovingian Court50 Venantius Fortunatus Before the Synod of Berny a 580 On the Virtues of ChilpericB Episcopal Appointments in Gregory of Tours Histories 51 The Rivalry of Cato and in Gregory of Tours Histories 51 The Rivalry of Cato and in Clermont52 Cato and Tours53 Doing it the Wrong Way A Bishop for Saintes 54 Doing it the Right Way Avitus Bishop of ClermontC Feuds in Gregory of Tours Histories 55 Feud in the Family Silvester s Son and Gregory s Brother Peter a 57656 The Feuds of Sichar a 585 and 58857 Fredegund Buries the Hatchet a 591Chapter Twelve Fredegar on Frankish History a 584 64258 The Sixth Chronicle of Fredegar Book IVChapter Thirteen Kings and Mayors The Anonymous History of the Franks LHF and the Frankish Kingdom 639 72759 Chapters 43 53 of the History of the Franks LHFChapter Fourteen Sanctity and Politics in the Times of Balthild and Her SonsA eenship Religion and Politics60 The Life of Lady Balthild eenB A View From Abroad61 Balthild Ebroin and Dagobert II in Stephen s Life of WilfridC The Politics of Martyrdom in Seventh Century Saints Lives 62 The Passion of Leudegar 63 From the Passion of PraejectusChapter Fifteen Frankish LawA The Salic Law Lex Salica 64 Wergelds and Compensation 65 Ordinary Procedure 66 Special Procedure I Tracking and Third Hand Procedure 67 Special Procedure II Charging and Interrogating Slaves 68 Miscellaneous OVenses 69 InheritanceB Legislation of the Merovingian Kings 70 The Agreement of Childebert I and Chlothar I for Keeping the Peace a 511 5871 The Decree of Childebert II a 59672 Constitution of Chlothar II 584 62973 The Edict of Paris of Chlothar II October 614C Ecclesiastical Legislation74 Clerical Privilege and Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction in the Canons of Church Councils a Orleans I a 511 b Epaone a 517c Orleans III a 538d Orleans IV a 541e Macon I a 5813f Macon II a 585g Paris V October 614h Clichy a 62627i Losne a 6735D From The Formularies75 Angers Fomulary a Loans and Mor. Omments lays out before Night of the Werewolf (Choose Your Own Nightmare, us the astonishing spectrum of writings documenting what is still often but wrongly called the 'Dark Ages' The collection isnusually homogeneous the editor who selected the contents also translated almost all of them from the original latin The translations read well and are rendered exceptionally accurate by Professor Murray's deep learning in late Roman and Frankish institutionsNowhere in the western part of the Roman Empire was continuity from classical antiuity to the Middle Ages so sustained and observable as in Gaul The connection between the Roman and Merovingian periods was not seamless but close to From Roman to Merovingian Gaul A Reader Readings in Medieval Civilizations and CulturesTgages b Debt Bondage c Manumissions d A Judgment and Notice of its Performance e Warranting and Default f Notice of Discharge Securitas g Divorce76 The Formulary of Notice of its Performance e Warranting and Default f Notice of Discharge Securitas g Divorce76 The Formulary of a Royal Appointment of a Count Duke Securitas g Divorce76 The Formulary of Marculf a Royal Appointment of a Count Duke Patricius b Enrolling in the King s Retinue c A License to Become a Cleric d Grants of Immunity e Loan and Interest f A MandateE Royal Charters77 Dispute Settlement Before the King s Court A Judgment of Childebert III a 709 or 710Chapter Sixteen History Legend and RomanceA The Origins of the Franks and Their Kings 78 Gregory of Tours Hist II 9 1079 Fredegar Chron II 4 6 8 9 and III 2 980 The Anonymous History of the Franks LHF 1 5B Historical Tales and Historical Romance in Fredegar s Chronicle 81 Aetius the Huns and the Goths II 5382 The Deeds of Theoderic the Great II 56 57 5983 Chroc Follows His Mothers Advice II 6084 Justinian Belisarius And Their Wives II 6285 The Lombards Narses and Italy III 65C Tales of the Early Franks and Their KingsI Fredegar s Chronicle 86 Overthrow of Trier III 787 Childeric and Wiomad III 1188 Basina Childeric and Visions in the Night III 1289 Clovis Aurelianus and Chlothild III 18 19 90 The Baptism of Clovis III 2191 Paternus Clovis s Envoy to Alaric II 5892 The Expulsion of Marcatrude by Guntram III 5693 Gogo Brunhild and Chrodin III 57 5994 The Death of Sigibert and the Rescue of Childebert II III 70 7295 The Death of Chilperic III 93II The Anonymous History of the Franks LHF 96 Clovis Aurelianus and Chlothild LHF 11 1497 From Cloviss Campaign Against the Goths LHF 1798 Fredegund Displaces Audovera LHF 3199 Fredegund Landeric and the Death of Chilperic LHF 35100 Fredegund Defeats the Austrasians at Droizy LHF 36101 The Battles of the Orvanne and Zulpich and the Death of Brunhild LHF 37 40102 Chlothar and Dagobert LHF 41Chapter Seventeen Epilogues and Postscripts From Charles Martel to the End of Merovingian KingshipA The Victories of Charles Martel103 The First Continuator of Fredegar a 724 35104 The Battle of Poitiers in the Mozarabic Chronicle of 754B From The Correspondence of Saint Boniface 105 Charles Martel Commends Boniface to all Frankish Officials "a 723 XIV 22 106 Bishop Daniel of Winchester Advises Boniface on the "723 XIV 22 106 Bishop Daniel of Winchester Advises Boniface on the of Conversion a 723 24 XV 23 107 Replies of Pope Gregory II to estions of Boniface 22 November 726 XVIII 26 108 Pope Gregory III Promotes Boniface to the Rank of Missionary Archbishop and Sends him the Pallium ca 732 XX 28 109 Boniface to Pope Zacharias on the Latters Accession to the Papacy early in 742 XL 50 110 A Decree of Carloman Mayor of the Eastern Franks Based on Deliberations of Synods in 742 and 743 XLIV 56C From Mayoralty to Kingship 111 From the Second and Third Continuation of Fredegar112 From the Royal Frankish AnnalsD Einhard on the last Merovingians113 From the Life of CharlemagneIndex of Source Types Authors and WorksList of Illustrations and Maps Figures1 The origin of the Franks according to Fredegar IGenealogies 1 The Early Merovingians Clovis his Sons and Grandsons 2 The Early Merovingians Sigibert I Brunhild and their Descendants 3 The Early Merovingians Chilperic I Fredegund and their Descendants 4 The Later Merovingians Dagobert I and his Descendants 5 The Arnulfings or Pippinids Early CarolingiansMaps 1 Western Provinces of the Roman Empire ca 400 2 Gaul in the Early Fifth Century3 Spain and the Western Mediterranean in the Fifth Century4 Bishoprics Late Fifth to Late Seventh Centuries Keyed to a List of Bishoprics and Civitates of the Fifth century Notitia Galliarum 5 Regions of Gaul and Its Neighbours. Eing so The sources gathered and presented by Alexander C Murray provide an engrossing inspiring and readable record of a decisive historical period Walter Goffart University of TorontoAlexander Callander Murray is a member of the Department of History and Centre for Medieval Studies University of Toronto where he teaches at the Erindale Campus He is author of GermanicKinship Structure Studies in Law and Society in Antiuity and the Early Middle Ages 1983 editor of After Rome's Fall Narrators and Sources of Early Medieval History 1998 and has written articles on Merovingian administration and office holding and on the dating of Beowulf. I read only the Gregory of Tours selections Yet another reminder that the past is indeed a foreign country An extensive collection of historical source material from the Merovingian period Murray begins by giving translations of the first references to the Franks in Roman Latin chronicles and histories He then gives translations from Frankish sources such as Gregory of Tours Fredegar s Chronicle Sallic law codes and much An invaluable tool for historians wishing to read the original source materials There s also a few added bonuses for those interested in the evolution of medieval German literature because the book contains translations of Fredegar s versions of Clovis bridal est his life of Theodoric the Great and BrunhildContentsReviewsList of Illustrations and Maps AbbreviationsPrefaceChapter One The Early Franks A The Earliest Sources1 Aurelius Victor From the Emperors De Caesaribus2 From the Latin Panegyrics Panegyrici LatiniB Raiders Invaders and Roman Soldiers a 354 60I Silvanus the Usurper3 The History of Ammianus Marcellinus XV 5II Julian in Gaul Salians and Chamavi a 357 58 4 The Emperor Julian From his Letter to the Athenians 5 The History of Ammianus Marcellinus XVII 2 8 6 Libanios of Antioch From his Funeral Oration over Julian 7 Eunapius of Sardis Fragment 186III Julian Proclaimed Augustus a 3608 The History of Ammianus Marcellinus XX 4Chapter Two Orosius on Empire Barbarians and Usurpers in the Late Fourth and Fifth Centuries9 From the Histories against the PagansChapter Three Three Gallic Courtiers and Poets Thoughts on Life Love and PatriotismA Ausonius of Bordeaux 10 A Ranking of Famous Cities ca 390 11 Bissula 12 From the Epigrams 13 From the Nuptial Cento The Deflowering of the BrideB Rutilius Claudius Namatianus14 From His Voyage Home a In Praise of Rome b Trouble in Armorica c Judaism d Monasticism e StilichoC Paulinus of Pella15 From the Thanksgiving EucharisticusChapter Four The Antiue Chronicle Tradition in the Fifth and Sixth Centuries 16 Prosper of Auitaine17 The Gallic Chronicle of 45218 From the Chronicle of Hydatius19 The Gallic Chronicle of 51120 The Chronicle of Marius of AvenchesChapter Five Salvian of Marseilles on God s Judgment21 On the Governance of of Marius of AvenchesChapter Five Salvian of Marseilles on God s Judgment21 On the Governance of Six Priscus of Panium on Attila the Hun 22 An Embassy to the Court of Attila a Governance of GodChapter Six Priscus of Panium on Attila the Hun 22 An Embassy to the Court of Attila a 23 Attila and the West a 450 52 i Attila and Honoriaii Vandals and Huns iii Attila and the Franks iv Attila s Terms v Attila Meets the Pope24 Attila s Death a 453Chapter Seven Fragments and Scraps of Fifth Century History 25 The Franks and Imperial Politics a 388 420i Sulpicius Alexander ii Claudian on the Consulship of Stilicho a 400 iii Renatus Profuturus Frigeridus 26 An Anonymous Sketch of the Reign of Honorius 27 Olympiodorus on Galla Placidia and the Goths28 From the Thanksgiving of Paulinus of Pella The Sack of Bordeaux and the Siege of Bazas a 41441529 The Establishment of the Gallic Council of the Seven Provinces a 41830 From the Comedy erolus Laws of the Forest Along the Loire 31 Renatus Profuturus Frigeridus on Aetius32 From the Imperial Decrees of the Theodosian Code and its Interpretatioa Ranking Roman Society b Praescriptio Fori 33 From the Life of St Germanus by Constantius of Lyons Taxes Alans and Bacaudae in Farther Gaul 34 From Sidonius Apollinariss Panegyrics on Avitus and Majoriana The Election of Avitus as Emperor b Majorian and the Fight at Vicus Helena 35 From Lost Annals of Angers Aegidius Childeric and Odoacer36 Sales in the Code "OF EURIC CA 475CHAPTER EIGHT THE WORLD OF SIDONIUS "Euric ca 475Chapter Eight The World of Sidonius From. Winner The 2001 Margaret Wade Labarge Prize for Medieval Studies Including such remarkable accounts as Attila the Hun's meeting with the Pope een Balthild's life and Gregory of Tour's vivid descriptions of what happens when daily life is enmeshed with politics From Roman to Merovingian Gaul documents events that are both remarkable in themselves and that demonstrate what made this era of history distinctCommentsThis admirable collection of primary sources is so copious that it will prove instructive to senior professors as well as beginning Beyond the Qumran Community undergraduatesThe amazingly wide choice of readings introduced by brief astutenpretentious

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