A final theme, scattered throughout several studies, is Nelson's conviction that Carolingians
were influenced by rituals that enabled solidarity and consensus.
In juristic usage--a vocabulary that was certainly familiar to those who drafted charters for kings and popes in the Carolingian
period--tuitio carried the additional meaning of guardianship or supervision.
In Gregorian Chant and the Carolingians
, Kenneth Levy presents an alternative theory on the development of musical notation for Gregorian chant.
Religious Women in Early Carolingian
Francia: A Study of Manuscript Transmission and Monastic Culture.
In this volume Phelan has sought to make a much-needed contribution to the study of conversion to Christianity in Carolingian
Here, the famous Carolingian
polyptyques are examined as transformative texts in the 'exercise of medieval memory' (p.
In addition to numerous archaeological illustrations, Goodson deftly handles an array of early modern antiquarian texts as aids to reconstruct Pascal's ninth-century building projects, which in turn allows the author to argue that the pope drew on a variety of architectural traditions to build his churches in distinction to those who see only a Carolingian
"revival" of purely Constantinian architecture.
A contrite heart; prosecution and redemption in the Carolingian
Each of these places struggled as a small nucleus in the later seventh to later eighth century, but prospered to varying degrees with the intervention of the Carolingians
Asser's combination of annals from the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle with scenes from Alfred's life is an appealing story, but the ways in which the text diverges from Carolingian
models of history and royal biography--models upon which we know Asser drew--have made it difficult for scholars to appreciate the cultural importance of the Vita Alfredi.
The reign of his ancestor, Charlemagne, had seen a massive expansion of the authority of the ruling dynasty, the Carolingians
, and of their people, the Franks.
There may well be justification for the conclusions concerning the ruler's need to protect the economic and political interests in the women's institutions within his kingdom, and that the Carolingians
, like other nobles, could not permit allegiance to some religious ideal to undermine their capacity to control the landed wealth that meant power and authority.
established a connection between the Roman Catholic Church and the power of the kings and emperors as highest feudal lords.
By the time the Carolingians
came to power, the bishops were well placed at the top of the political structure, having carved out a position of authority through the use of a distinctive hairstyle and clothing as well as their command of the sacred space of the basilica.
Simon MacClean's, Kingship and Politics in the Late Ninth Century: Charles the Fat and the End of the Carolingian
Empire (Cambridge, 2003), Mayke De Jong's, The Penitential State: Authority and Atonement in the Reign of Louis the Pious, 814-840 (Cambridge, 2009), and Courtney Booker's, Past Convictions: The Penance of Louis the Pious and the Decline of the Carolingians
(Philadelphia, 2009) are three examples of this welcome trend in early medieval historiography.