The Construction of Communities in the Early Middle Ages: Texts, Resources and Artefacts

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Richard Corradini, Maximilian Diesenberger, Helmut Reimitz
BRILL, 2003 - History - 417 pages
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This volume offers a comparative study of the ways in which the new communities that developed in the course of the 'transformation of the Roman world' (4th-8th centuries) were pulled together. In understanding the political, social, religious and ethnic formations in the early medieval West as "communities under construction," the various contributions attempt an exemplary discussion of the various forms in which significance and cohesion could be achieved. Case studies include the terminology of ethnicity; population movements (evacuees and refugees); treasures in their material and symbolic aspects; early kingship, cities and ethnic survivals of the Visigoths; Merovingian identities and hairstyles; Christian communities and historiography in the Frankish kingdoms.
  

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Richard Corradini, Ph.D. (2000), University of Vienna, is Researcher at the Medieval History Research Unit of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and works on Frankish historiography and late antique and early medieval computus and perceptions of time. His publications include Zeit und Text. Studien zum tempus-Begriff des Augustinus (1997), Die Wiener Handschrift Cvp 430*. Ein Beitrag zur Historiographie in Fulda im frühen 9. Jahrhundert (2000).Max Diesenberger, Ph.D. (2001), University of Vienna, is Researcher at the Medieval History Research Unit of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. He works on early medieval hagiography and manuscript transmission, on perceptions of nature and on ideas of sacrality.Helmut Reimitz, Ph.D. (1999), University of Vienna, is Researcher at the Medieval History Research Unit of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and Lecturer in Medieval History at the University of Vienna. He works on the manuscript transmission of early medieval historiography and on concepts of identity in the Frankish world.

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