Description matérielle : 1 vol. (XVI-354 p.)
Description : Note : Includes bibliographical references (pages 292-339) and index
Bibliogr. p. 292-339, index.
Abstract : "This volume analyses the importance of history, the textual resources of the past and the integration of Christian and imperial Rome into the cultural memory of early medieval Europe within the wider question of identity formation. The case studies in this book shed new light on the process of codification and modification of cultural heritage in the light of the transmission of texts and the extant manuscript evidence from the early middle ages. The authors demonstrate how particular texts and their early medieval manuscript representatives in Italy, Francia, Saxony and Bavaria not only reflect ethnic, social and cultural identities but themselves contributed to the creation of identities, gave meaning to social practice, and were often intended to inspire, guide, change, or prevent action, directly or indirectly. These texts are shown to be part of a cultural effort to shape the present by restructuring the past."
Édition : Cambridge : Cambridge university press , cop. 2015
Éditeur scientifique : Clemens Gantner, Rosamond McKitterick
networks of knowledge in the early middle ages
Description matérielle : 1 vol. (X, 187 p.)
Description : Note : Includes bibliographical references and index
Bibliogr. p. 162-179, index
Abstract : "The Carolingian period represented a Golden Age for the abbey of St Gall, an Alpine monastery in modern-day Switzerland. Its bloom of intellectual activity resulted in an impressive number of scholarly texts being copied into often beautifully written manuscripts, many of which survive in the abbey's library to this day. Among these books are several of Irish origin, while others contain works of learning originally written in Ireland. This study explores the practicalities of the spread of this Irish scholarship to St Gall and the reception it received once there. In doing so, this book for the first time investigates a part of the network of knowledge that fed this important Carolingian centre of learning with scholarship. By focusing on scholarly works from Ireland, this study also sheds light on the contribution of the Irish to the Carolingian revival of learning. While the surviving copies of their works of learning are ample evidence of the influence by the Irish, the 'who' and 'how' of the spread of their scholarship is not well-understood. Historians have often assumed a special relationship between Ireland and the abbey of St Gall, which was built on the grave of the Irish saint Gallus. This book studies the Irish contribution to intellectual life at the abbey of St. Gall and scrutinises this notion of a special connection. The result is a new viewpoint on the spread and reception of Irish learning in the Carolingian period."--Provided by publisher
Édition : London : Bloomsbury Academic , 2018