Nouvelle acquisition : Rethinking authority in the carolingian empire : ideals and expectations during the reign of Louis the Pious (813-828)

KRAMER Rutger
Rethinking authority in the carolingian empire : ideals and expectations during the reign of Louis the Pious (813-828)
Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, 2019, 277 p.
Collection The early medieval North Atlantic ; 6
ISBN 978-94-6298-264-2

HMA 508

Résumé éditeur :

By the early ninth century, the responsibility for a series of social, religious and political transformations had become an integral part of running the Carolingian empire. This became especially clear when, in 813/4, Louis the Pious and his court seized the momentum generated by their predecessors and broadened the scope of these reforms ever further. These reformers knew they represented a movement greater than the sum of its parts; the interdependence between those wielding imperial authority and those bearing responsibility for ecclesiastical reforms was driven by comprehensive, yet still surprisingly diverse expectations. Taking this diversity as a starting point, this book takes a fresh look at the optimistic first decades of the ninth century. Extrapolating from a series of detailed case studies rather than presenting a new grand narrative, it offers new interpretations of contemporary theories of personal improvement and institutional correctio, and shows the self-awareness of its main instigators as they pondered what it meant to be a good Christian in a good Christian empire. (4e de couv.)
 


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Corinne HÉLIN (2022, 11 octobre). Nouvelle acquisition : Rethinking authority in the carolingian empire : ideals and expectations during the reign of Louis the Pious (813-828). IRHiS-Bibliothèque. Consulté le 25 avril 2024, à l’adresse https://doi.org/10.58079/lye2

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