38 Autobiography and history into the principles behind Gregory's historical writing and its inherent ... HISTORIES Gregory remains remarkably silent in his work about the circumstances of his own election to the bishopric of Tours .
Author: Martin Heinzelmann
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
A new interpretation of the Ten Books of History of Gregory of Tours (538-594), first published in 2001.
Author: Saint Gregory (Bishop of Tours)Publish On: 1991
Life of the Fathers Saint Gregory (Bishop of Tours), Grégoire de Tours ((saint ;), Anthony James Gregor Edward James. miracles of St Martin , and a seventh ( VP ] about the life of some blessed ( saints ) ( de quorundam feliciosorum ...
Author: Saint Gregory (Bishop of Tours)
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
The first translation into English of Life of the Fathers, a collection of twenty lives of saints which lives present a cross-section of the Gallic Church and are a counterpart to the secular society described in Gregory's History of the Franks. "...a valuable and notable contribution to expanding the amount of source materials for Late Antiquity..."—Patristics
Note : This is a series of 18 essays , some reprinted with or without revisions and some new . The following are of especial significance for the study of Gregory . I. “ Grégoire de Tours et les études classiques au VIe siècle ” ( vol .
But for Bede we should know nothing of the early history of the Saxons in England - without Gregory of Tours , we should be equally ignorant of the first settlement of the Franks in Gaul . But in all other points it is a complete ...
His histories begin with the creation of the world and end with a list of the bishops of Tours and their deeds. Thus world history leads to Tours and enhances Gregory's vision of the role played by Tours in his own time.
Author: Alexander C. Murray
Gregory, bishop of Tours (573-594), wrote history, hagiography, and ecclesiastical instruction. A Companion to Gregory of Tours brings together twelve scholars who provide an expert guide to interpreting his works, his period, and his legacy in religious and historical studies.
But Goffart concentrated more on the political within Gregory's works and, in particular, his use of satire to express the ultimate ... 2 Walter Goffart, The Narrators of Barbarian History (AD 550–800): Jordanes, Gregory of Tours, Bede, ...
Author: E. T Dailey
Category: Literary Criticism
Queens, Consorts, Concubines offers an analysis of Gregory of Tours on issues including widowhood, marriage, sanctity, and political agency, offering a reinterpretation of elite women in Gaul (e.g. Brunhild, Fredegund, Radegund), related subjects (e.g. Merovingian marital policy), and Late Antiquity generally.
then, it is important not to forget that these miracles often had cific political functions and that Gregory used them ... "Conrad Leyser, “Divine Power Flowed from This Book': Asceti and Episcopal Authority in Gregory of Tours' Life of ...
Author: Duard Grounds
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
Category: Christian Hagiography
Gregory, a 6th-century bishop of Tours, was a great collector of saints' lives. The Gallic saints he described would heal the sick, protect fugitives, and release prisoners. However, these saints were also quick to take offense and to punish - paralyzing, crippling, and even killing those who slighted them or threatened their interests. This book reconciles these two aspects of Gregory's saints, allowing for a better understanding of the place of miracles of punishment (Strafwunder) within the broader theological context of the early medieval Latin West. (Series: Theologie - Vol. 110) [Subject: Religious Studies, Christianity, Medieval Studies]
Author: Alexander Callander MurrayPublish On: 2005-12-01
Included in this volume are twenty-one drawings by Jean-Paul Laurens, a nineteenth-century French historical artist and interpreter of the Merovingians.
Author: Alexander Callander Murray
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Georgius Florentius Gregorius, better known to posterity as Gregory, Bishop of Tours, was born about 538 to a highly distinguished Gallo-Roman family in Clermont in the region of Auvergne. Best known for his 10-book Histories (often called the History of the Franks), Gregory left us detailed accounts of his own times as well as those of the early Merovingian kings, known as the "long-haired kings," who united the Franks and took control of most of Gaul in the late fifth and early sixth century. Although he is one of the most important historians of pre-modern times, the complex, apparently disconnected, elements of Gregory's work are often difficult for today's readers to understand. This selected, new translation is composed of extensive sections from Books II to X and follows in a connected narrative the political events of the Histories from the appearance of the first Merovingian kings, Merovech, Childeric, and Clovis to the last years of the reigns of Guntram and Childebert II in the late sixth century. This book is designed to introduce new readers, and even experienced ones, to the political world (secular and ecclesiastical) of sixth-century Gaul and to provide an up-to-date guide to reading the bishop of Tours' fascinating account of his times. Included in this volume are twenty-one drawings by Jean-Paul Laurens, a nineteenth-century French historical artist and interpreter of the Merovingians.
In a fascinating series of essays, the life, works and world of Gregory of Tours are evaluated. This sixth-century bishop is probably best known as writer of the History of the Franks.
Author: Kathleen Mitchell
Publisher: Cultures, Beliefs and Traditio
In a fascinating series of essays, the life, works and world of Gregory of Tours are evaluated. This sixth-century bishop is probably best known as writer of the History of the Franks. The collection of essays makes a valuable contribution to the flourishing field of Gregory of Tours studies. Though the contributors take full account of his political dimension, they also see Gregory in his cultural context. In addition to being representative of the age in which he lived, Gregory is presented here as an exceptional man. Furthermore, the contributors offer an up-to-date assessment of Merovingian culture, history and religion. Themes include: the urban history of Tours and the Merovingian world; ideas, politics and international contacts in the Merovingian world; the Merovingian church; Gregorys hagiographic writings; the Histories; and the manuscript tradition.Contributors include: Bernard S. Bachrach, Peter Brown, John J. Contreni, S. Fanning, Nancy Gauthier, Walter Goffart, Guy Halsall, Yitzak Hen, Conrad Leyser, Felice Lifshitz, Jo Ann McNamara, Kathleen Mitchell, William Monroe, Janet L. Nelson, Giselle de Nie, Thomas F.X. Noble, Patrick Périn, Walther Pohl, E.M. Rose, B.H. Rosenwein, Danuta Shanzer, Julia M.H. Smith, Ian Wood, andBarbara Yorke.