Building Legitimacy: Political Discourses and Forms of by Isabel Alfonso Anton, Professor of Arabic Hugh Kennedy,

By Isabel Alfonso Anton, Professor of Arabic Hugh Kennedy, Julio Escalona Monge

This quantity offers a variety of papers exploring the methods wherein medieval powers sought to legitimize themselves, the political discourses wherein this used to be effected, and a variety of comparable difficulties. The six chapters partially I examine specific situations during which approaches of legitimation may be obvious at paintings, so as to disentangle the big variety of suggestions and assets deployed by means of competing actors in a given context. half II gathers 5 articles discussing the categorical discourses of legitimation contained in a textual content or workforce of similar texts, to be able to reveal their intricacies and their touching on the best way historians examine their resources. The booklet purports to be of relevance for readers drawn to new methods of drawing close the heritage of energy. With contributions via Frances Andrews, Carlos Estepa, Paul Fouracre, Chris Given-Wilson, Piotr G?recki, Patrick Henriet, Jos? Antonio Jara Fuente, Cristina Jular P?rez-Alfaro and Stephen D. White.

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A. Boretius, MGH Capitularia Regum Francorum I (Hanover: 1883) 4–7. Pactus Legis Salicae, ed. K. Eckhardt, MGH Legum sectio I, vol. 4, pt. 1, trans. K. Fischer Drew, The Laws of the Salian Franks (Pennsylavania: 1991). Passiones Leudegarii Episcopi et Martyris Augustodunensis, ed. B. Krusch, MGH SRM 5 (Hanover: 1910) 249–363, Passio Leudegarii I, trans. with commentary Fouracre and Gerberding (1996) 193–253. Passio Praejecti Episcopi et Martyris Arverni, ed. B. Krusch, MGH SRM 5 (Hanover: 1910) 225–48, trans.

Then in a letter to the family, Stephen stated that in future only their descendants should be kings of the Franks. Charlemagne had all surviving papal correspondence from the time of Charles Martel onwards copied into a codex. This was, said the preface to the codex, because the original papyrus documents were decaying. But copying the letters had the effect of re-documenting the steps by which the family had moved from being mayors of the palace to becoming rightful kings, and gathering the correspondence together in a solemn codex further enhanced its status.

Riché, Dhuoda, Manuel pour mon fils (2nd edtn. Paris: 1991). ,      25 Die Urkunden der Merowinger, ed. T. Kölzer, MGH Diplomata Regum Francorum e stirpe Merovingica (Hanover: 2001). Edictus Chilperici, ed. A. Boretius, MGH Capitularia Regum Francorum I (Hanover: 1883) 8–10. Einhard, The Life of Charlemagne, ed. and trans. P. Dutton, Charlemagne’s Courtier. The Complete Einhard (Ontario: 1998). Hincmar, Capitula in synodo apud S. Macram (‘Synod of Fismes’) c.

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