Emulation and Innovation
Edited by Rosamond McKitterick
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Carolingian Culture by Rosamond McKitterick
Book DescriptionThis volume of specially commissioned essays takes as its theme the legacy of Rome in Carolingian culture in eighth- and ninth-century Europe. No such comprehensive survey of this kind exists in any language. The book is made the more unusual by departing from the customary stress on the concept of renewal to emphasise the enormous creativity and inventiveness of the Franks in every aspect of their intellectual and cultural life. Carolingian culture provided the bedrock for the subsequent development of medieval European culture, and this is demonstrated amply by essays which are planned as introductions to the study of each subject and which also incorporate the author's specialist new research, on the 'Carolingian Renaissance', political theory, the teaching of grammar, Latin and German literature, thought, the writing of history, script and book production, art, and music.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521405867
(247mm x 174mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 11-Nov-1993
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Rome Across Time and Space, Paperback (November 2014)
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Old Saint Peter's, Rome, Hardback (November 2013)» View all books by Rosamond McKitterick
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