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Flodoard of Rheims and the Historiography of the Tenth-Century West

Roberts, Edward (2019) Flodoard of Rheims and the Historiography of the Tenth-Century West. History Compass, 17 (12). Article Number 12601. ISSN 1478-0542. (doi:10.1111/hic3.12601) (KAR id:78617)

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Flodoard of Rheims is one of the most important authors of tenth-century Europe, and the only contemporary historian to document the momentous struggles between kings and nobles in Francia in the wake of the demise of the Carolingian Empire. Flodoard’s era stands at the center of major historiographical debates concerning the nature of political and social change and the origins of European institutions. Yet, despite his singularity, his substantial histories have received little attention from scholars examining the profound transformations of the period. Exploring this discrepancy, this article offers an overview of Flodoard’s career and reviews how his histories have been invoked in some of the great scholarly debates about tenth-century Europe. It further proposes to recontextualize Flodoard and to reread his histories from the bottom up in order to gain a subtler understanding of how one contemporary perceived and represented the dramatic events and changes taking place around him.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/hic3.12601
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D111 Medieval History
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of History
Depositing User: Edward Roberts
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2019 18:00 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2021 00:00 UTC
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