Franks and Lombards in Italian Carolingian texts : memories of the vanquished / edited and translated by Luigi Andrea Berto.

  • English
  • Latin
  • Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2021.
  • ©2021
xliv, 119 pages : maps ; 25 cm.


Studies in medieval history and culture [More in this series]
Summary note
"Franks and Lombards in Italian Carolingian Texts examines how historians of Carolingian Italy portrayed the history of the Lombards, Charlemagne's conquest of the Lombard kingdom, and the presence of the Franks in the Italian peninsula. The different contexts and periods in which these writers composed their works allows readers to focus on various aspects of this period and to highlight the different ways the vanquished remembered Carolingian rule in Italy. The "memories" of these authors are organized by topic, ranging from the origin of the Lombards to the conflicts that broke out among the Carolingians after Louis II died in 875. Besides presenting the English translation and the original Latin text of the excerpts from Italian Carolingian historical works, the volume also contains English translations of the same events recorded in Frankish and papal narrative texts. In this way it is possible to compare different memories about the same episode or topic. The book will appeal to scholars and students of the Lombards and Carolingians, as well as all those interested in medieval Europe"-- Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Language note
Original texts in both Latin and English translation.
  • The Origin of the Lombards
  • The migrations and the settlement in Pannonia
  • The Lombard invasion of Italy
  • The rule of the Lombards in Italy until King Liudprand
  • The last Lombard kings
  • Charlemagne's conquest of the Lombard kingdom
  • The revolt of north-east Italy's Lombards
  • Opinions about Charlemagne
  • The imperial coronation of Charlemagne
  • The rule of Pippin
  • Pippin's expedition against the Avars
  • The rule of Bernard
  • Louis the Pious and his sons
  • The Archbishop of Milan teaches Louis the Pious and Lothar a lesson
  • The death of Louis the Pious and the civil war among his sons
  • Disasters provoked by a Carolingian in Italy
  • Louis II punishes a rebel in Burgundy
  • Louis II's expedition against the Muslims in Benevento
  • A campaign against the Muslims in Calabria
  • Holy war against the Muslims
  • The siege and conquest of Bari
  • Emperor Louis II's captivity
  • The last years of Emperor Louis II and his death
  • The Conflicts for the acquisition of the Italian Kingdom.
  • 9780367560614
  • 0367560615 (hardcover)
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