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Rosamond McKitterick

Yitzhak Hen. This contains a copy of the compendium comprising the apocryphal correspondence between Seneca and St Paul and the supposed exchange of letters between Alexander the Great and Dindimus, king of the Brahmins. The compendium was apparently originally compiled by Alcuin for Charlemagne. Hen suggests that this compendium was carefully crafted in order to soothe the emperor’s anxiety and reassure him that his rule was rightful in God’s eyes. A mirror for ‘princes who had opted out’ is identified by Erik Goosmann and Rob Meens in their interpretation of Regino of

in Religious Franks
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Transformations around the year 1000
Paul Fouracre

Historical Review 84 (1969), 528–48. Moore, R. I., The First European Revolution c. 970–1215 (Oxford: Blackwell, 2000). Owen Hughes, D., ‘From brideprice to dowry in Mediterranean Europe’, Journal of Family History 3 (1978), 262–96. Poly, J.-P., and M. Bournazel, La Mutation féodale Xe–XIIe siècles (Paris: Presses universitaires de France, 1981); trans. C. Higgit as The Feudal Transformation: 900–1200 (New York: Holmes and Meier, 1991). Regino of Prüm, Chronicle , trans. S. MacLean, History and Politics in Late Carolingian and

in Debating medieval Europe
Thomas Wittkamp

significance of this quality by stressing at two further occasions that the ‘most energetic’ ( exercitatissimus ) Charlemagne despised idleness. 19 The Gesta is not the only Carolingian source to accentuate the industriousness of warriors or kings, suggesting that vigour and commitment were considered key qualities in late Carolingian warrior culture. Regino of Prum, for example, a contemporary of Notker, regularly employed the terms strennuus (strenuous) and industrius (industrious) in his chronicle to characterise

in Early medieval militarisation
Dame Janet L. Nelson

normalized these practices in the course of the ninth century. The councils of 813, though their decrees survive in very few manuscripts, impacted on penance as a royal and collective act in the reign of Louis the Pious, and the impulse followed through in later conciliar decisions. 92 At the beginning of the tenth century, Regino of Prüm produced a canon law collection whose survival in no fewer than eleven manuscripts indicates that it reached a larger public. 93 Entitled Cases brought before Councils and Ecclesiastical Disciplines , and dedicated to Archbishop Hatto

in Debating medieval Europe
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Matthew Kempshall

, Letters, Ep.IV.22, pp. 147–9, only a position of great power removed a historian from either suppressing the truth or inventing a lie (vel supprimere verum vel concinnare mendacium) and, whilst it is shameful to utter falsehoods, it is dangerous to tell the truth (turpiter falsa periculose vera dicuntur); cf. Regino of Prüm, Chronicle, trans. S. MacLean, History and Politics in Late Carolingian and Ottonian Europe: The Chronicle of Regino of Prüm and Adalbert of Magdeburg (Manchester, 2009), I pref., pp. 61–2 (see also page 446). Writing in the 1050s, William of

in Rhetoric and the writing of history, 400 –1500
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Jonathan R. Lyon

. 12 Ottonian Germany: the chronicon of Thietmar of Merseburg ; Widukind of Corvey, Deeds of the Saxons ; Liudprand of Cremona, The complete works ; Queenship and sanctity: the lives of Mathilda and the epitaph of Adelheid ; History and politics in late Carolingian and Ottonian Europe: the chronicle of Regino of Prüm and

in Noble Society
Episcopal authority and the reconciliation of excommunicants in England and Francia c.900–c.1150
Sarah Hamilton

, and examination of the Frankish evidence casts further light on the English material. The Frankish rite The earliest example of the Frankish rite for the reconciliation of excommunicants was recorded over a century earlier than the English rite, in Regino of Prüm’s early tenth-century collection of canon law (see Table 11.2). 21 There it comes after

in Frankland
Rachel Stone

. 46 See e.g., Regino of Prüm, Chronicon , ed. F. Kurze, MGH SRG (Hanover, 1890), s.a. 818, p. 73. Cf. Alcuin, MGH Epistolae IV, no. 231, p. 376 (on Torhtmund). 47 Einhard, Vita Karoli Magni , ed. O. Holder-Egger, MGH SRG (Hanover, 1911) [hereafter VK] c. 2

in Frankland
The perception of religious motives of warfare against non-Christian enemies in ninth-century chronicles
Hans-Werner Goetz

sanguinem parentum vestrorum effusum vindicari recolitis et sacra sub honore sanctorum creatoris vestri templa eversa iam in patria vestra cernitis, ministros eciam Dei summo gradu consistentes prostratos videtis .’ 61 Ibid .: ‘ sed non in diu subveniente gratia Dei victoria ad christianos concessit ’. Similar arguments can be found in Regino of Prüm, Chronicon , a. 882, ed. F. Kurze, MGH SRG , 50 (Hanover

in Early medieval militarisation
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Simon MacLean

decisively on the others. Although these kingdoms retained a sense of belonging to a common Frankish world, and all were modelled on the legacy of Charlemagne, the empire’s territorial and dynastic coherence was gone. This post-imperial era of political instability was the age of Regino of Prüm. 1 Regino the abbot was a victim of this instability: the defining moment of his career came in 899 when he

in History and politics in late Carolingian and Ottonian Europe