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about the deeds of Frankish kings, Roman emperors and Christian heroes; while Book II’s deployment of stories learned at the feet of the monastic elders offers us a window into the mentality and identity of the community of Prüm itself. Secondly, the Chronicle ’s independent – and in the later stages eyewitness – account of Frankish political history from 818 until 906 makes it one of the four major

in History and politics in late Carolingian and Ottonian Europe
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In search of pre-Reformation English spirituality

was a fundamental division between lay and clerical perspectives on the use of the ecclesiastical building – most blatantly revealed in the division of responsibilities for the fabric, with the laity liable for repairs to the nave, while the rector (whether an individual cleric or corporate entity) generally had to maintain the chancel – then there is an immediate division in the types of material to be consulted

in Catholic England
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Thietmar, bishop and chronicler

also reflected a willingness to define kinship itself in particularly expansive terms, according comparable weight to maternal and paternal lines, and including collateral branches. A sense of corporate identity was retained through the use of leading-names over multiple generations, a practice exemplified by the royal dynasty which reserved the name Otto for the oldest male heir to its main branch

in Ottonian Germany
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inédits , 2nd edn (Paris, 1894 ), pp. 45–55. 2 On questions of this author’s identity, see [97]. 3 For an excellent analysis of these chronicles, see Marie-Thérèse de Medeiros, Jacques et Chroniqueurs: Une étude comparée de récits

in Popular protest in late-medieval Europe