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Published: 01 March 2009

328 Pages | 5 Line drawings, unspecified, 2 Maps

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719071348


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History and politics in late Carolingian and Ottonian Europe

The Chronicle of Regino of Prüm and Adalbert of Magdeburg

Simon Maclean

Published by Manchester University Press

Manchester Medieval Sources MUP

  • The first English translation of one of the most important sources for the study of ninth-century history Substantial introduction and footnote commentary constitute an original and scholarly contribution to the study of early medieval history-writing and Frankish politics
  • Regino was the first historian to analyse the collapse of the Carolingian Empire, the empire established by Charlemagne that spanned around one million square kilometres and included most of mainland western Europe
  • Regino was one of the liveliest medieval chroniclers and his anecdotes provide unique windows onto the doings of Carolingian kings, Hungarian and Viking invaders, and Frankish aristocrats
  • Adalbert's continuation (also translated for the first time) is one of the three main sources for the rise of the Ottonian dynasty, successors to the Carolingians east of the Rhine and rulers of the First Reich
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