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The Resource The narrative worlds of Paul the Deacon : between empires and identities in Lombard Italy, Christopher Heath

The narrative worlds of Paul the Deacon : between empires and identities in Lombard Italy, Christopher Heath

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The narrative worlds of Paul the Deacon : between empires and identities in Lombard Italy
Title
The narrative worlds of Paul the Deacon
Title remainder
between empires and identities in Lombard Italy
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Heath
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Author
Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Written when the Lombard kingdom was on the cusp of downfall at the hands of the Carolingian empire, Paul the Deacon's narratives - and the 'Historia Langobardorum' in particular - are vital to understanding the history of Italy and Western Europe in the Middle Ages. Yet the narrative structure of his works has largely been ignored by scholars, who have projected modern perceptions onto his works in the quest to identify his politico-ethnic viewpoint, losing sight of his personal 'voice' in the process. This study presents an interpretation of Paul's 'Historia Romana', 'Vita Sancti Gregorii Magni', 'Gesta Episcopum Mettensium' and 'Historia Langobardorum' by focusing on the author himself, the sort of dramatic events that interested him, and the narrative techniques he used to communicate his views. By a careful study of the structural parameters of these works, one can not only identify Paul's authorial strategies but also his responses to the dynamic situations of his lifetime
  • Written as the Lombard kingdom was on the cusp of downfall at the hands of the Carolingian empire, the works of Paul the Deacon (c. 720-799) are vital to understanding the history of Italy and Western Europe in the Middle Ages. But until now, scholars have tended to neglect the narrative structure of his texts, which reflect in important ways his personal responses to the events of his time. This study presents fresh interpretations of Paul's Historia Romana, Vita Sancti Gregorii Magni, Gesta Episcopum Mettensium, and Historia Langobardorum by focusing on him as an individual and on his strategies of argumentation, ultimately advancing a new conception of Paul as a dynamic author whose development of multiple lines of thought deserves closer examination
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N$T
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Heath, Christopher
Degree
Dissertation
Dissertation year
2012
Granting institution
University of Manchester
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Paul
  • Paul
  • Lombards
  • Italy
  • FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY
  • HISTORY
  • Lombards
  • Italy
Label
The narrative worlds of Paul the Deacon : between empires and identities in Lombard Italy, Christopher Heath
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [257]-281) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Vir valde Peritus : Paul the Deacon and his contexts -- The early narratives -- The Historia Langobardorum : the structure of Paul's world -- The Historia Langobardorum : the six books in detail -- Conclusion
Control code
on1018944835
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (288 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789048526710
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
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22573/ctt1zkcsns
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1018944835
Label
The narrative worlds of Paul the Deacon : between empires and identities in Lombard Italy, Christopher Heath
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [257]-281) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Vir valde Peritus : Paul the Deacon and his contexts -- The early narratives -- The Historia Langobardorum : the structure of Paul's world -- The Historia Langobardorum : the six books in detail -- Conclusion
Control code
on1018944835
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (288 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789048526710
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1zkcsns
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1018944835

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