The Narrative Worlds of Paul the Deacon
Titel
The Narrative Worlds of Paul the Deacon
Subtitel
Between Empires and Identities in Lombard Italy
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€ 105,00
ISBN
9789089648235
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Hardback
Aantal pagina's
288
Taal
Engels
Publicatiedatum
Afmetingen
15.6 x 23.4 cm
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List of Figures, Tables & Diagrams Acknowledgements List of Abbreviations Introduction 1. 'Vir Valde Peritus': Paul the Deacon and his Contexts 2. The Early Narratives 3. The Historia Langobardorum: The Structure of Paul's World 4. The Historia Langobardorum: The Six Books in Detail 5. Conclusion Bibliography Index Endnotes
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Christopher Heath

The Narrative Worlds of Paul the Deacon

Between Empires and Identities in Lombard Italy

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Written as the Lombard kingdom was on the cusp of downfall at the hands of the Carolingian empire, the works of Paul the Deacon (c. 720-799) are vital to understanding the history of Italy and Western Europe in the Middle Ages. But until now, scholars have tended to neglect the narrative structure of his texts, which reflect in important ways his personal responses to the events of his time. This study presents fresh interpretations of Paul's Historia Romana, Vita Sancti Gregorii Magni, Gesta Episcopum Mettensium, and Historia Langobardorum by focusing on him as an individual and on his strategies of argumentation, ultimately advancing a new conception of Paul as a dynamic author whose development of multiple lines of thought deserves closer examination.
Auteur

Christopher Heath

Christopher Heath holds a PhD from the University of Manchester.