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Discovery and Distinction in the Early Middle Ages
Studies in Honor of John J. Contreni

Edited by Cullen J Chandler and Steven A Stofferahn

Discovery and Distinction in the Early Middle Ages
Hardback, 335 pages £78.00
Published: 2013
ISBN: 9781580441704
Format: 233mm x 155mm
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Subjects: European History, Medieval Institute Publications, Medieval Studies
Series: Festschriften, Occasional Papers, and Lectures

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. The collection will be of interest both to those already well versed in the topics discussed and to a wider audience eager to learn more about the expanding horizons of early medieval European history.

Preface Acknowledgments Abbreviations 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 siecles by Pierre Riche 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 Orleans by Janet L. Nelson Contributors Index

Cullen J. Chandler is a Professor and the chair for the History Department at Lycoming College. His research and publications have focused on the Carolingian world. Steven A. Stofferahn is a Professor of history at Indiana State University and he has published on intellectual and political history of the Middle Ages.

Publication Details:

 Hardback , 335 pages
 233mm x 155mm

BIC Code:
  HIS015000, HIS037010
 Medieval Institute Publications


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