Synopses & Reviews
Based on close analyses of contemporary texts, and backed by an examination of the origins of the elements transferred and of the process of transmission, the contributors to this volume focus on the perception and adaptation of knowledge and cultural elements in the West. Taking a variety of approaches, they shed light on the changing lines of communication between the Byzantine empire and other parts of the Mediterranean, on the one hand, and the Burgundian, Frankish and Anglo-Saxon realms and the Papacy on the other.
The result of a workshop at the Humanities Center at Harvard in 2010,this book presents the contributions of six authors on topics in European history and how it was transmitted during the transitionfrom the classical world to the early Middle Ages. It is written for specialists and advanced students in late Antique and early medievalhistory in the Mediterranean region. Topics covered include: the Burgundians and Byzantium; the division of Charibert's Kingdom;historians as cultural brokers in this era and region; Fredegar and the rewriting of history; Greek popes; and Mediterranean Lessons for Northumbrian monks in Bede's Chronica Maiora.Annotation ©2014 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
A high-level scholarly collection of articles on the transmission of knowledge and culture from a Mediterranean world politically fragmented by the fall of the western Roman empire and Islamic expansion into Latin Europe, 400-800 AD.
About the Author
Andreas Fischer is Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter at the Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.
Ian Wood is Professor of Early Medieval History at the University of Leeds, UK.
Table of Contents
The Burgundians and Byzantium
Ian Wood (School of History, University of Leeds, Uk)
'Avenger of All Perjury' in Constantinople, Ravenna and Metz: St Polyeuctus, Sigibert I and the Division Of
Charibert's Kingdom in 568
Stefan Esders (Friedrich-meinecke-institut, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany)
The Historian as Cultural Broker in the Late and Post-roman West
Helmut Reimitz (Department of History, Princeton University, USA)
Rewriting History: Fredegar's Perspectives on the Mediterranean
Andreas Fischer (Friedrich-meinecke-institut, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany)
Greek Popes: Yes or No, and Did It Matter?
Thomas Noble (Department of History, University of Notre Dame, USA)
Mediterranean Lessons for Northumbrian Monks in Bede's Chronica
Maiora Sören Kaschke (Seminar Für Mittelalterliche Geschichte, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany)