Archbishop Hincmar of Rheims (d. 882) is a crucial figure for all those interested in early medieval European history in general, and Carolingian history in particular. For forty years he was an advisor to kings and religious controversialist; his works are a key source for the political, religious and social history of the later ninth century, covering topics from papal politics to the abduction of women and the role of parish priests. For the first time since Jean Devisse's biography of Hincmar in the 1970s, this book offers a three-dimensional examination of a figure whose actions and writings in different fields are often studied in isolation. It brings together the latest international research across the spectrum of his varied activities, as history-writer, estate administrator, hagiographer, canonist, pastorally engaged bishop, and politically minded royal advisor. The introduction also provides the first substantial English-language survey of Hincmar's whole career. -- . 1 Maps
About the Author
Rachel Stone is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at King's College, LondonCharles West is Senior Lecturer in the Department of History, University of Sheffield -- .
- Contributor: Rachel Stone
- Imprint: Manchester University Press
- ISBN13: 9780719091407
- Number of Pages: 328
- Packaged Dimensions: 138x216mm
- Format: Hardback
- Publisher: Manchester University Press
- Release Date: 2015-07-01
- Binding: Hardback
- Biography: Rachel Stone is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at King's College, LondonCharles West is Senior Lecturer in the Department of History, University of Sheffield -- .
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