Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Communications and Power in Medieval Europe: The Carolingian and Ottonian Centuries / Communications and Power in Medieval Europe: The Gregorian Revolution and Beyond

Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Communications and Power in Medieval Europe: The Carolingian and Ottonian Centuries / Communications and Power in Medieval Europe: The Gregorian Revolution and Beyond

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Karl Leyser, Communications and Power in Medieval Europe: The Carolingian and Ottonian Centuries, ed. Timothy Reuter (London and Rio Grande: Hambledon Press, 1994). xvii + z44 pp. ISBN 1-85285-013-2. 35.00. Karl Leyser, Communications and Power in Medieval Europe: The Gregorian Revolution and Beyond, ed. Timothy Reuter (London and Rio Grande: Hambledon Press, 1994). xxv + 214 pp. ISBN 85285--113-9. 35. The first of these volumes contains: I. `Concepts of Europe in the early and high Middle Ages'; II. `Three historians [*Nithard, Widukind of Corvey, Thietmar of Merseburg)'; III. `Early medieval warfare'; IV. `Early medieval canon law and the beginnings of knighthood'; V. `The Ottonians and Wessex'; VI. `The Anglo-Saxons "at home"'; VII. 'Liudprand of Ceremona: preacher and homilist'; VIII. `Ends and means in Liudprand of Ceremona'; IX. 'Theophanu divina gratia Imperatrix Augusta: Western and Eastern emperorship in the later tenth century'; X. '987: the Ottonian connection'; XI. `Maternal kin in early medieval Germany'; XII. `Ritual ceremony and gesture: Ottonian Germany'; XIII. `The ascent of Latin Europe'.

The second volume contains: `Karl Leyser the historian' [by Timothy Reuter]; 'I. `On the eve of the first European revolution'; II. `The crisis of medieval Germany [beginning with the 1073 revolt of certain east Saxon and Thuringian nobles against King Henry IV]'; III. `From Saxon freedoms to the freedom of Saxony: the crisis of the eleventh century'; IV. …

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