Morality and Masculinity in the Carolingian Empire (BOK)

Rachel Stone

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What did it mean to be a Frankish nobleman in an age of reform? How could Carolingian lay nobles maintain their masculinity and their social position, while adhering to new and stricter moral demands by reformers concerning behaviour in war, sexual conduct and the correct use of power? This book explores the complex interaction between Christian moral ideals and social realities, and between religious reformers and the lay political elite they addressed. It uses the numerous texts addressed to a lay audience (including lay mirrors, secular poetry, political polemic, historical writings and legislation) to examine how Biblical and patristic moral ideas were reshaped to become compatible with the realities of noble life in the Carolingian empire. This innovative analysis of Carolingian moral norms demonstrates how gender interacted with political and religious thought to create a distinctive Frankish elite culture, presenting a new picture of early medieval masculinity.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2011 Forfatter Rachel Stone
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9781107006744
Antall sider 420 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,8cm x 2,4cm
Vekt 800 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form European history, Early history: c 500 to c 1450/1500, Social & cultural history, Gender studies: men