From Roman to Merovingian Gaul: A Reader

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Alexander Callander Murray
University of Toronto Press, Aug 1, 1999 - History - 696 pages

Including such remarkable accounts as Attila the Hun's meeting with the Pope, Queen Balthild's life, and Gregory of Tours' vivid descriptions of what happens when daily life is enmeshed with politics, From Roman to Merovingian Gaul documents events that are both remarkable in themselves and that demonstrate what made this era of history distinct.

 

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Contents

Inheritance
B Legislation of the Merovingian Kings 70 The Agreement of Childebert I and Chlothar I for Keeping the Peace a 51158
The Decree of Childebert II a 596
Constitution of Chlothar 11? 584629
The Edict of Paris of Chlothar II October 614
Ecclesiastical Legislation 74 Clerical Privilege and Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction in the Canons of Church Councils
a Orleans I a 511
b Epaéne a 517

PRISCUS OF PANIUM ON ATTILA THE
FRAGMENTS AND SCRAPS OF FIFTH
The Establishment of the Gallic Council of the Seven
From Sidonius Apollinariss Panegyrics on Avitus
THE WORLD OF SIDONIUS APOLLINARIS
CLOVIS KING OF THE FRANKS A 4812511
Letter of Bishop Remigius Regarding the Ordination of
THE HISTORIES OF GREGORY OF TOURS
THE WORLD OF GREGORY OF TOURS
Feuds in Gregory of Tourss Histories
FREDEGAR ON FRANKISH HISTORY
KINGS AND MAYORS
SANCTITY AND POLITICS IN
B A View From Abroad 61 Balthild Ebroin and Dagobert II in Stephens Life of Wilfrid
The Politics of Martyrdom in SeventhCentury Saints Lives
The Passion of Leudegar
From the Passion of Praejectus
FRANKISH LAW A The Salic Law Lex Salica
Wergelds and Compensation
Ordinary Procedure
Tracking and ThirdHand Procedure
Charging and Interrogating Slaves
Miscellaneous Offenses
Orleans IV a 541
Aetius the Huns and the Goths II
The Deeds of Theoderic the Great II 56 57
Chroc Follows His Mothers Advice II
Justinian Belisarius And Their Wives II
The Lombards Narses and Italy III
Tales of the Early Franks and Their Kings I Fredegars Chronicle 86 Overthrow of Trier III
Childeric and Wiomad III
Basina Childeric and Visions in the Night III
Clovis Aurelianus and Chlothild III 18
The Baptism of Clovis III
Paternus Cloviss Envoy to Alaric II
The Expulsion of Marcatrude by Guntram III
The Death of Sigibert and the Rescue of Childebert II III
The Anonymous History of the F ranks LHF 96 Clovis Aurelianus and Chlothild LHF 1114
From Cloviss Campaign Against the Goths LHF
Fredegund Displaces Audovera LHF
Fredegund Landeric and the Death of Chilperic LHF
Fredegund Defeats the Austrasians at Droizy LHF
Chlothar and Dagobert LHF
EPILOGUES AND POSTSCRIPTS FROM CHARLES MARTEL TO THE END OF MEROVINGIAN KINGSHIP
From Mayoralty to Kingship
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Alexander Callander Murray is a member of the Department of History and Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto, where he teaches at the Erindale Campus. He is author of Germanic Kinship Structure: Studies in Law and Society in Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages (1983), editor of After Rome's Fall: Narrators and Sources of Early Medieval History (1998), and has written articles on Merovingian administration and office-holding, and on the dating of Beowulf.

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