The penitential state : authority and atonement in the age of Louis the Pious, 814-840

De Jong, Mayke

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  • Creator Mayke de Jong
  • Format Books
  • Publication Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
  • Physical Details
    • xv, 317 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 9780521881524, 0521881528
  • OCLC ocn273823640

Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 280-304) and index.

Contents

  • Introduction: The penitential state -- Louis the Pious (778-840) -- A boy who became a king -- Adolescentia -- The conquest of Aachen -- Dynasty -- Scapegoats and rebels -- Intermezzo -- 833 and all that -- Restoration -- The last years -- Ninth-century narratives -- The court and its narratives -- The message from inside : annals -- Imperial imagery : Einhard -- A bishop's view : Thegan -- The corridors of power : the Astronomer -- Poetic praise : Ermold the Black -- With hindsight : Nithard on Louis the Pious -- Looking back in anger : Radbert on Wala -- Admonitio, correptio, increpatio -- Criticising rulers -- The watchman in the house of Israel -- The vocabulary of admonition and sin -- Royal admonition -- Admonition from beyond the grave -- From admonitio to increpatio -- The wages of sin (828-829) -- Scapegoats : Matfrid and Hugh -- Clades : the offended deity -- The winter assembly of 828-829 -- Letters from the palace -- A penitential synod : Paris, 829 -- Purity and danger (830-831) -- The reputation of the palace -- The one and only queen -- Sexual slander -- Purity and danger -- Rebellion and restoration -- Scandal and satisfaction (832-834) -- An unexpected visitor -- Debates on the Field of Lies -- Public sin and public penance -- The bishops argue their case -- The case against the bishops -- Some observations on 833 and ritual -- Turning the tables -- Epilogue: The penitential state after Louis the Pious
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