Discovery and Distinction in the Early Middle Ages [Hardback]

Cullen J. Chandler (Editor); Steven A. Stofferahn (Editor)

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ISBN: 9781580441704 | Published by: Medieval Institute Publications | Year of Publication: 2013 | Language: English 313p, b/w illus

Discovery and Distinction in the Early Middle Ages


Celebrating the career of one of the most prodigious modern scholars of the early Middle Ages, Discovery and Distinction in the Early Middle Ages showcases the vibrancy of early medieval European history, highlighting new perspectives on the Carolingian renaissance in art, court culture, education, politics, religion, travel, and Jewish-Christian relations. The volume is divided into four parts: Authors and Audiences, Schools and Scholars, Context and Connections, and Visions and Voices.

Table of Contents

John J. Contreni: A Select Bibliography
Part 1. Authors and Audiences
1. Reading Roman History in the Early Middle Ages by Rosamond McKitterick
2. An Unedited Letter in the Laon Letter Collection and Another New Carolingian Letter by David Ganz
3. “The Hunt Belongs to Man”: Some Neglected Treatises Related to Hunting and Falconry from the Court of Louis the German by Eric J. Goldberg
4. Otto of Lucca, Author of the Summa sententiarum? by Marcia L. Colish
Part 2. Schools and Scholars
5. Benedict of Aniane as Teacher by M. A. Claussen
6. Theodulf, Haimo, and Jewish Traditions of Biblical Learning: Exploring Carolingian Culture’s Lost Spanish Heritage by Johannes Heil
7. Scotoma lexicographic: The Omission of Mathematical and Scientific Latin Terms from Classical and Medieval Latin Dictionaries by Wesley Stevens
8. Renovatio Abroad: The Politics of Education in Carolingian Italy by Steven A. Stofferahn
Part 3. Context and Connections
9. Theodulf’s Mosaic at Germigny, the Sancta Sanctorum, and Jerusalem by Lawrence Nees
10. A New View of a Catalonian Gesta contra Iudaeos: Ripoll 106 and the Jews of the Spanish March by Cullen J. Chandler
11. The Reception of Visitors in Early Medieval Rome by Thomas F. X. Noble
12. Les trois XIe siècles by Pierre Riché
Part 4. Visions and Voices
13. Patterns of Miracle: Four Late Antique Stories by Giselle de Nie
14. Representing the Saint: The Structure of Heiric of Auxerre’s Miracula sancta Germani by Amy K. Bosworth
15. Why Did Eriugena Write? by Paul Edward Dutton
16. The libera vox of Theodulf of Orléans by Janet L. Nelson

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