England and the continent in the tenth century

ROLLASON David, LEYSER Conrad, WILLIAMS Hannah (ed.)

England and the continent in the tenth century : studies in honour of Xilhelm Levison (1876-1947)

Turnhout : Brepols, 2010, xxvi-573 p.

Collection Studies in the early Middle Ages ; 37

ISBN 978-2-503-53208-0

M 225

Résumé :

Dedicated as a memorial to the great historian of England and the Continent in the eight century, Wilhelm Levison, this book provides the widest and mot in-depth exploration to date of relations between England and the Continent during an equally crucial period, the tenth century. The volume, which comes out of a sustained collaboration between English and Continental universities, contains thematically arranged essays by established leading specialist and also by younger scholars. By building on the approaches used by Levison as well as other methods that have been developed in the decades since his death, these essays tackle a broad range of questions : What routeways and modes of contact linked England with the continent ? How similar were attitudes to rulership and dynastic strategies ? How did the law, the working of government, and the organization and culture of the church differ between england nd the continent ? How was the past seen and represented on the two sides of the English Channel ? In answering these questions, this volume offers news ways of exploring the links and developing the comparison between England and the Continent in the century after the collapse of the Carolingian empire, a formative period for the development of Europe.

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