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Charlemagne Legend in Medieval Latin Texts (Hardcover)

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This book explores the multiplicity of ways in which the Charlemagne legend was recorded in Latin texts of the central and later Middle Ages, moving beyond some of the earlier canonical "raw materials", such as Einhard's Vita Karoli Magni, to focus on productions of the eleventh to fifteenth centuries. A distinctive feature of the volume's coverage is the diversity of Latin textual environments and genres that the contributors examine in their work, including chronicles, liturgy and pseudo-histories, as well as apologetical treatises and works of hagiography and literature. Perhaps most importantly, the book examines the "many lives" that Charlemagne was believed to have lived by successive generations of medieval Latin writers, for whom he was not only a king and an emperor but also a saint, a crusader, and, indeed, a necrophiliac. Contributors: Matthew Gabriele, Jace Stuckey, Sebastián Salvadó, Miguel Dolan Gómez, Jeffrey Doolittle, James Williams, Andrew J. Romig, Oren J. Margolis.
Number of Pages: 241.0
Genre: Literary Criticism
Sub-Genre: History
Series Title: Bristol Studies in Medieval Cultures
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Inc
Language: English
Street Date: October 21, 2016
TCIN: 52394832
UPC: 9781843844488
Item Number (DPCI): 248-45-3341

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