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Title From Roman to Merovingian Gaul : a reader / edited and translated by Alexander Callander Murray
Published North York, Ontario ; Tonawanda, NY : University of Toronto Press, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 679 pages) : maps
Series Readings in medieval civilizations and cultures ; 5
Readings in medieval civilizations and cultures ; 5
Contents The early Franks -- Orosius on empire, barbarians, and usurpers in the late fourth and fifth centuries -- Three Gallic courtiers and poets: thoughts on life, love, and patriotism -- The antique chronicle tradition in the fifth and sixth centuries -- Salvian of Marseilles on God's judgment -- Priscus of Panium on Attila the Hun -- Fragments and scraps of fifth-century history -- The world of Sidonius Apollinaris: from Roman to Visigothic Gaul -- Clovis, king of the Franks, A. 481/2-511 -- The histories of Gregory of Tours: the Frankish kingdom, a. 511-90 -- The world of Gregory of Tours -- Fredegar of Frankish history, a. 584-642 -- Kings and mayors: the anonymous History of the Franks (LHF) and the Frankish kingdom, a. 639-727 -- Sanctity and politics in the times of Balthild and her sons -- Frankish law -- History, legend, and romance -- Epilogues and postscripts: from Charles Martel to the end of Merovingian kingship
Summary Including such remarkable accounts as Attila the Hun's meeting with the Pope, Queen Balthild's life, and Gregory of Tours'vivid descriptions of what happens when daily life is enmeshed with politics, From Roman to Merovingian Gaul documents events that are both remarkable in themselves and that demonstrate what made this era of history distinct
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Merovingians -- France -- Sources.
Romans -- France -- Sources.
France -- History -- To 987 -- Sources.
Gaul -- History -- 58 B.C.-511 A.D. -- Sources.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Murray, Alexander C., 1946- editor, translator
ISBN 1442604131 (electronic bk.)
9781442604131 (electronic bk.)