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Janet L. Nelson

Charles’s winning of Frankish consensus and his consecration with heaven-sent oil ‘of which’, Hincmar said, in a tiny phrase with a very long afterlife, ‘we still have some’ ( unde adhuc habemus ). All this makes the 869 annal the longest in the whole work, and considerably longer than any entry in other contemporary historical writing. 36 Like the rest of Hincmar’s annals, this account is a tissue of selective truth and misrepresentation and wishful thinking, of much-wordiness and significant silences. But with Hincmar, there is a transparency about the constructed

in Hincmar of Rheims