History of the Franks by Saint, Bishop of Tours Gregory
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History of the Franks
By Saint, Bishop of Tours Gregory

The History of the Franks

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History of the Franks by Saint, Bishop of Tours Gregory

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Written following the collapse of Rome's secular control over western Europe, the History of Gregory (c. AD 539 594) is a fascinating exploration of the events that shaped sixth-century France. This volume contains all ten books from the work, the last seven of which provide an in-depth description of Gregory's own era, in which he played an important role as Bishop of Tours. With skill and eloquence, Gregory brings the age vividly to life, as he relates the exploits of missionaries, martyrs, kings and queens including the quarrelling sons of Lothar I, and the ruthless Queen Fredegund, third wife of Chilperic. Portraying an age of staggering cruelty and rapid change, this is a powerful depiction of the turbulent progression of faith at a time of political and social chaos.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780140442953
ISBN-10: 0140442952
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 30mm)
Pages: 720
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Nov-1974
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Saint, Bishop of Tours Gregory

Gregory of Tours (538-94), French historian, bishop of Tours (from 573), was born in Clermont-Ferrand. He had a distinguished and successful career as bishop. Gregory wrote accounts of miracles of the saints, an astronomical work to determine movable feasts, and a commentary on the Psalms. His masterpiece, Historia Francorum [history of the Franks], in 10 books, is a universal history; its account of contemporary events is of great importance.

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