For Levy, musical notation was first introduced at the heart of the Carolingian
Empire, in the region of the Meuse and Moselle-Rhine, as a tool for the execution of Charlemagne's liturgical reforms.
Goodson suggests that the relationship between the Carolingians
and the popes changed during Paschal's reign and moreover that future popes may have adopted his visual vocabulary of authority, but these claims are largely impressionistic without a comprehensive investigation into the history of the papacy in the later ninth century.
Despite its title, Images, Iconoclasm, and the Carolingians
says very little about actual images and their role in Carolingian
He traces the lives of the dukes Tassilo and Odilo, often seen only as opponents to the Carolingians
When the Carolingians
came to power in the mid-eighth century, they extended control over Alsace by supplanting local dynasties as monastic patrons.
Despite the collection's title, three of its ten substantive articles do not concern the Carolingians
at all but rather tenth-century England.
Considering that the studies look at the Iron Age, Carolingians
, the Anglo-Saxon, and Medieval Celtic traditions, September 2001 does not seem like such a long time ago for them to have been presented at that conference in Manchester.
The layout of the book is straightforward: beginning with the Merovingian background and how the Carolingians
took power, Barbero establishes the strong ties that the Carolingians
had with the papacy, and how Charlemagne could use Christianity as a tool to fulfill his agenda.
Bouchard argues that the principle of "feudal hierarchy" in particular, and of hierarchy in general, did not emerge under the Carolingians
or under Cluny, but rather in the Reform papacy of the Investiture Controversy, to be then taken over by the Cistercians, from whom it was borrowed by secular rulers (kings but also dukes and counts).
The Politics in the title comes down to this: Richer was neither fickle nor indecisive in his apparent shifts from supporting to opposing Carolingians
McKitterick examines particular manuscripts to see what they can tell us of the Carolingians
and their history.
After a preliminary chapter on the origin of the Bavarians and their duchy, Pearson describes the efforts of the Agilolfingi dukes and the Carolingians
who supplanted them to create a territorial state in Bavaria.
The advent of the Carolingians
saw an important transformation of immunities and exemptions.
By the later ninth century, as a result of royal initiative, the Carolingians
imposed a single rite on their empire.
Paul Kershaw's book is the first comprehensive study of the theme of peace in the imagination of the court advisors, imperial biographers, and royal panegyrists who formulated and promoted the ideals of Christian rulership in the period between the end of the western Roman Empire in the late fifth century and the waning of Carolingian
authority at the close of the ninth century.