Lay Intellectuals in the Carolingian World
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Lay Intellectuals in the Carolingian World by Patrick Wormald
Book DescriptionDid the laity have a part in the Carolingian Renaissance? If so, how were lay elites, and through them the laity at large affected? This fascinating and wide-ranging volume examines these questions through a study of lay involvement in literary and artistic activity in early medieval Europe. Leading historians explore a diverse range of Latin and vernacular texts written by secular authors and use richly drawn case studies to illuminate such key issues as the extent of lay literacy, the contexts in which learned laity could flourish, the transformative impact of the Carolingian Renaissance, and the interaction of 'lay' and 'clerical' values on both sides of the Channel. This volume demonstrates that the learned laity, both women as well as men, contributed much more as writers and patrons to early medieval culture than was previously thought and it will be essential reading for scholars of Carolingian and Anglo-Saxon history.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521834537
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 13-Dec-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Patrick Wormald
Lay Intellectuals in the Carolingian World, Paperback (March 2011)
Collection of essays examining lay involvement in literary and artistic activity in the Carolingian Empire.
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Author Biography - Patrick Wormald
PATRICK WORMALD was a College Tutor and University Lecturer at Christ Church, Oxford. JANET L. NELSON is Professor of Medieval History at Kings College London.
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