Publication – « After Charlemagne. Carolingian Italy and its Rulers », éd. Clemens Gantner et Walter Pohl

After Charlemagne’s death in 814, Italy was ruled by a succession of kings and emperors, all of whom could claim some relation to the Carolingians, some via the female line of succession. This study offers new perspectives on the fascinating but neglected period of Italy in the ninth century and the impact of Carolingian culture. Bringing together some of the foremost scholars on early medieval Italy, After Charlemagne offers the first comprehensive overview of the period, and also presents new research on Italian politics, culture, society and economy, from the death of Charlemagne to the assassination of Berengar I in 924. Revealing Italy as a multifaceted peninsula, the authors address the governance and expansion of Carolingian Italy, examining relations with the other Carolingian kingdoms, as well as those with the Italian South, the Papacy and the Byzantine Empire. Exploring topics on a regional and local level as well as presenting a ‘big picture’ of the Italian or Lombard kingdom, this volume provides new and exciting answers to the central question: How Carolingian was ‘Carolingian Italy’?

Table des matières :

  1. Italy after Charlemagne: scope and aims of the volume – Clemens Gantner and Walter Pohl
  2. A brief introduction to Italian political history until 875 – Clemens Gantner

    Part I. Was There a Carolingian Italy?:
  3. Talking about the Carolingians in eighth- and ninth-century Italy – Thomas F. X. Noble
  4. The name of the kingdom – Paolo Delogu
  5. Was there a Carolingian Italy? Politics, institutions and book culture – François Bougard

    Part II. Organizing Italy:
  6. The government of a peripheral area: the Carolingians and north-eastern Italy – Stefano Gasparri
  7. Vassals without feudalism in Carolingian Italy – Giuseppe Albertoni
  8. Shaping a kingdom: the sees of Parma and Arezzo between the reigns of Louis II and Berengar – Igor Santos Salazar

    Part III. Carolingian Rulers:
  9. Staying Lombard while becoming Carolingian? Italy under King Pippin – Marco Stoffella
  10. Carolingian fathers and sons in Italy: Lothar I and Louis II’s successful partnership – Elina Screen
  11. A king in training? Louis II of Italy and his expedition to Rome in 844 – Clemens Gantner

    Part IV. Cities, Courts and Carolingians:
  12. A Byzantine cuckoo in the Frankish nest? The Exarchate of Ravenna and the Kingdom of Italy in the long ninth century – Tom Brown
  13. Urbanism as politics in ninth-century Italy – Caroline Goodson
  14. Rome and the others: saints, relics and hagiography in Carolingian north-eastern Italy – Francesco Veronese
  15. Between the palace, the school and the forum: rhetoric and court culture in late Lombard and Carolingian Italy – Giorgia Vocino

Informations pratiques :

After Charlemagne. Carolingian Italy and its Rulers, éd. Clemens Gantner et Walter Pohl, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2020. ISBN : 9781108840774. Prix : 75 £.

Source : Cambridge University Press

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