Religious Franks : religion and power in the Frankish kingdoms : studies in honour of Mayke de Jong

religious-franks578MEENS Rob, VAN ESPELO Dorine, VAN DEN HOVEN Bram [et al] (eds)
Religious Franks : religion and power in the Frankish kingdoms : studies in honour of Mayke de Jong
Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2016, XIX-559 p.
ISBN 978-0-7190-9763-8

M 278

Résumé éditeur :

Religious Franks is a coherent, thematically well-defined collection of essays that focuses on the importance of religion for Frankish politics and elaborates on the work of Mayke de Jong, the book’s honouree. To many scholars today it may seem self-evident that religion and politics in the Middle Ages were inextricably bound up with each other, but this awareness is in fact the result of ground-breaking research of, amongst others, Mayke de Jong, who in her work unremittingly urges students of early medieval society to take religion seriously.
The contributors of this volume have taken her admonition to heart and build upon De Jong’s insights while bringing in their own expertise and suggesting new directions of research and discussion. The kind of cooperation displayed in this volume makes it a unique and fresh contribution that will be indispensable for relevant future research in the field. The collection addresses issues such as the nature of royal authority, the definition of a polity, unity and dissent, ideas of correction and discipline, the power of rhetoric and the rhetoric of power, and the diverse ways in which power was institutionalised and grounded in a venerable and Christian past.
Religous Franks contains a large number of contributions from internationally renowned specialists in the field of early medieval history and will be of interest to specialists and advanced students in various related disciplines.

Rob Meens is Lecturer in the Department of History and Art History at Utrecht University
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 Histroy 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

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