Carolingian Culture: Emulation and Innovation

Carolingian Culture Emulation and Innovation This volume of specially commissioned essays takes as its theme the legacy of Rome in Carolingian culture in eighth and ninth century Europe The authors all leading scholars in the field examine the

  • Title: Carolingian Culture: Emulation and Innovation
  • Author: Rosamond McKitterick
  • ISBN: 9780521405867
  • Page: 200
  • Format: Paperback
  • This volume of specially commissioned essays takes as its theme the legacy of Rome in Carolingian culture in eighth and ninth century Europe The authors, all leading scholars in the field, examine the Carolingian Renaissance , political theory, the teaching of grammar, Latin and German literature, thought, the writing of history, script and book production, art and musiThis volume of specially commissioned essays takes as its theme the legacy of Rome in Carolingian culture in eighth and ninth century Europe The authors, all leading scholars in the field, examine the Carolingian Renaissance , political theory, the teaching of grammar, Latin and German literature, thought, the writing of history, script and book production, art and music Each chapter therefore addresses the theme of the legacy of Rome from the vantage point of a particular specialism, incorporates the author s own new research, and provides an introduction to the study of each subject In every respect the essays demonstrate the creation of firm cultural foundations and the inauguration of a long period of intellectual and artistic creativity Beside the emulation of Rome, the Carolingians made many remarkable innovations in all aspects of cultural life Rather than focusing on renewal , as has usually been done, this book stresses the vigorous use of a rich heritage to create something new and distinctively Carolingian that provided the bedrock for the subsequent development of medieval European culture.

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    About “Rosamond McKitterick”

    1. Rosamond McKitterick

      Rosamond Deborah McKitterick is one of Britain s foremost medieval historians Since 1999, she has been Professor of Medieval History at the University of Cambridge where she is a Fellow of Sidney Sussex College Much of her work focuses on the Frankish kingdoms in the 8th and 9th centuries and uses palaeographical and manuscript studies to illuminate aspects of the political, cultural, intellectual, religious and social history of the early Middle Ages.McKitterick was born Rosamond Pierce in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England, on 31 May 1949 From 1951 to 1956 she lived in Cambridge, England, where her father had a position at Magdalene College In 1956 she moved with her family to Western Australia where she completed primary and secondary school and completed an honours degree at the University of Western Australia She holds the degrees of M.A Ph.D and Litt.D.In 1971 she returned to Cambridge University to pursue her career She was a Fellow of Newnham College, Cambridge and then became a Professorial Fellow of Sidney Sussex She is also on the Editorial Board of the journal Networks and Neighbours.She married David John McKitterick, Librarian of Trinity College, Cambridge, and they have one daughter.

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