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Rewriting saints and ancestors : memory and forgetting in France, 500-1200 / Constance Brittain Bouchard.

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Subject: Memory > History.
Middle Ages > Historiography.
Genealogical literature > France > History > To 1500.
Christian hagiography > History > To 1500.
Historiography > France > History > To 1500.
France > History > Medieval period, 987-1515 > Sources.
France > History > To 987 > Sources.
France > History > Medieval period, 987-1515 > Historiography.
France > History > To 987 > Historiography.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 132251383X
  • ISBN: 9781322513836
  • ISBN: 9780812290080
  • ISBN: 0812290089
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (408 pages)
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2014.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Frontmatter -- Contents -- Ilustrations -- Preface -- Notes on Terminology -- Introduction -- 1. Cartularies: Remembering the Documentary Past -- 2. The Composition and Purpose of Cartularies -- 3. Twelfth-Century Narratives of the Past -- 4. Polyptyques: Twelfth-Century Monks Face the Ninth Century -- 5. An Age of Forgery -- 6. Remembering the Carolingians -- 7. Creation of a Carolingian Dynasty -- 8. Western Monasteries and the Carolingians -- 9. Eighth-Century Transitions: The Evidence from Burgundy -- 10. Great Noble Families in the Early Middle Ages -- 11. Early Frankish Monasticism -- 12. Remembering Martyrs and Relics in Sixth-Century Gaul -- Conclusion -- Appendix I. Monasteries in Burgundy and Southern Champagne -- Appendix II. Churches in Auxerre -- List of Abbreviations -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- Acknowledgments.
Summary: Rewriting Saints and Ancestors examines the ways medieval French writers re-remembered and rewrote the lives of saints and dynastic ancestors, reconceptualizing the past in order to make sense of the present.
Language Note: In English.
Source of Description Note: Print version record.
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