Humour, History and Politics in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages

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Index
Aachen, 148, 150
Abelard, Peter, 179
Ablabius, praetorian prefect, 84–5
Abraham, 142
Acta Fructuosi Tarraconensis,30
Adalberg of Magdeburg, 126
Adalbert, 122
Adelaide, 125
Adrianople, battle of, 97
Aelfric, 36
Aemilianus, persecutor, 30
Aethicus Ister, 26
Agnellus of Ravenna, 16, 184–91, 194, 197, 200, 201, 202
Agnes, saint, 35, 41
Alboin, king of the Lombards, 19, 37
Alcuin, 11, 18, 142, 143, 146, 157, 159–71, 173–4
Aldhelm, 158–9, 170, 171, 178
Alexander the Great, 60, 86
Alexios I, emperor, 66
al-Jahiz, Islamic raconteur, 181 –2
Altercatio Hadriani et Epicteti philosophi,161, 165, 173–4, 178
Amalasuntha, queen of the Ostrogoths, 16, 106–8
Ambrose, saint, bishop of Milan, 40, 197–8
Ammianus Marcellinus, 33, 78, 79, 97–9, 141
Anastasius of Sinai, 5, 62–3
Antiochus, king, 35
Apollinaris, see Sidonius Apollinaris
Apuleius, 40
Arabs, 98–9
Arcadius, emperor, 141
Aregundis, Frankish queen, 35
Aristotle, 107, 112, 151
Arius, heresiarch, 5n25, 28
Armenians, Byzantine attitudes to, 58, 71
Arnobius, 33
Arnulf, bishop of Metz, 148
Artemios, saint, miracles of, 63
Asōtia, personification of dissoluteness, 86
Athalaric, king of the Ostrogoths, 106–7
Athaulf, king of the Visigoths, 15, 99–102
atticism, 111,
Attila, king of the Huns, 17, 141 –2, 189–90, 197
Auerbach, Erich, 46
Augustine, saint, 33, 40–1, 44, 122, 139, 181, 183, 197, 202
Ausonius, 27–8
Avars, 31 –2
Avignon, 8
Baddiel, David, 89–90
Bakhtin, Mikhail, 16, 193
Balsamon, canonist, 62
Barbarians,
drink and, 42–4, 106–7, 180
Graeco-Roman attitudes to, 77–8, 91 –3, 96–7, 98, 138
military characteristics of, 59, 92–3, 110–13
strange culinary habits of, 59, 94
Bartholomew, saint, 188
Bede, 172, 182–3
riotous sense of humour of, 39
Belisarius, Byzantine general, 109–12
Benedict, saint, 181
Benedict of Aniane, saint, 143–5, 148
Berengar II, king of Italy, 120–3
Bergson, Henri, 56
Bern Riddles,157
Bleda, brother of Attila the Hun, 17
Boethius, 27, 127, 151
Boniface, saint and riddler, 42–3, 158–9
bons mots, 30–6

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