Carolingian Civilization: A Reader

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Paul Edward Dutton
Broadview Press, 1993 - History - 513 pages
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The period between 770 and 880 experienced an explosion of words signalling the documentary reawakening of Western civilization; this anthology offers a plentiful and engaging selection of primary source documents from that vibrant era.

Among the material new to this second edition are Rimbert's Life of Anskar, with its detailed account of the Carolingian missionary contact with Scandinavia, Ratramnus's study of the dog-headed men, the monk Bernard's Journey to Jerusalem, new specimens of popular beliefs, Audradus Modicus's complete Book of Revelations, and new maps and illustrations.

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A book of readings from the period. My favourite part is the description of how to rustle a saint's relics for your own church. This was written by Einhard the Stammerer, one of the biographers of ... Read full review


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Paul Dutton is a poet, fictioneer, essayist, musician and former member of the Four Horsemen poetry/performance group. Born in Toronto where he continues to live, he is the author of several books including "Visionary Portraits" (The Mercury Press), "Right Hemisphere Left Ear" (Coach House Press), "The Book of Numbers" (Porcupine's Quill), "The Plastic Typewriter" (Underwhich Editions), and "Aurealities". His first novel is "Several Women Dancing".

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