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Author Mösch, Sophia, author

Title Augustine and the art of ruling in the Carolingian imperial period : political discourse in Alcuin of York and Hincmar of Rheims / Sophia Moesch
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2020


Description 1 online resource (xii, 245 pages)
Contents Influences on the "De civitate dei" -- Augustine's stance on worldly rule and his assessment of politically organised communities in the "De civitate dei" -- Concepts of Augustinian political thought -- Dispensatio -- Felix/felicitas and beatus/beatitudo -- Iustitia and pax -- Alcuin's direct use of Augustine in the "Epistolae" -- Alcuin's indirect use of Augustine: his stance on worldly rule and recourse to Augustine's terminology -- Hincmar's direct use of Augustine in the "Epistolae" -- Hincmar's indirect use of Augustine: his "Expositiones ad carolum regem" and "De regis persona et regio ministerio" -- Carolingian political thought c. 800-c. 900 -- Alcuin's and Hincmar's uses of Augustine in the light of changing "state-church" relations
Summary "This volume is an investigation of how Augustine was received in the Carolingian period, and the elements of his thought which had an impact on Carolingian ideas of 'state', rulership and ethics. It focuses on Alcuin of York and Hincmar of Rheims, authors and political advisers to Charlemagne and to Charles the Bald, respectively. It examines how they used Augustinian political thought and ethics, as manifested in the De Civitate Dei, to give more weight to their advice. A comparative approach sheds light on the differences between Charlemagne's reign and that of his grandson. It scrutinizes Alcuin and Hincmar's discussions of empire, rulership and the moral conduct of political agents during which both drew on the De Civitate Dei, although each came away with a different understanding. By means of a philological-historical approach, the book offers a deeper reading and treats the Latin texts as political discourses defined by content and language"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Sophia Moesch is currently an SNSF-funded postdoctoral fellow at the University of Oxford, working on a project entitled 'Developing Principles of Good Governance: Latin and Greek Political Advice during the Carolingian and Macedonian Reforms'. She completed her PhD in History at King's College London
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Subject Augustine, of Hippo, Saint, 354-430 -- Political and social views
Augustine, of Hippo, Saint, 354-430 -- Influence
Alcuin, 735-804 -- Political and social views
Hincmar, Archbishop of Reims, approximately 806-882 -- Political and social views
SUBJECT Alcuin, 735-804 fast
Augustine, of Hippo, Saint, 354-430 fast
Hincmar, Archbishop of Reims, approximately 806-882 fast
Subject HISTORY -- General.
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Political and social views
Politics and government
SUBJECT Holy Roman Empire -- Politics and government
Subject Europe -- Holy Roman Empire
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781351116008