The Narrative Worlds Of Paul The Deacon: Between Empires And Identities In Lombard Italy by Christopher HeathThe Narrative Worlds Of Paul The Deacon: Between Empires And Identities In Lombard Italy by Christopher Heath

The Narrative Worlds Of Paul The Deacon: Between Empires And Identities In Lombard Italy

byChristopher Heath

Hardcover | August 10, 2017

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Written as the Lombard kingdom was on the cusp of downfall at the hands of the Carolingian empire, the works of Paul the Deacon (c. 720-799) are vital to understanding the history of Italy and Western Europe in the Middle Ages. But until now, scholars have tended to neglect the narrative structure of his texts, which reflect in important ways his personal responses to the events of his time. This study presents fresh interpretations of Paul's Historia Romana, Vita Sancti Gregorii Magni, Gesta Episcopum Mettensium, and Historia Langobardorum by focusing on him as an individual and on his strategies of argumentation, ultimately advancing a new conception of Paul as a dynamic author whose development of multiple lines of thought deserves closer examination.
Christopher Heath holds a PhD from the University of Manchester.
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Title:The Narrative Worlds Of Paul The Deacon: Between Empires And Identities In Lombard ItalyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:328 pages, 9.2 × 6.1 × 0.8 inPublished:August 10, 2017Publisher:Amsterdam University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9089648232

ISBN - 13:9789089648235

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List of Figures, Tables & DiagramsAcknowledgementsList of Abbreviations Introduction1. 'Vir Valde Peritus': Paul the Deacon and his Contexts 2. The Early Narratives 3. The Historia Langobardorum: The Structure of Paul's World 4. The Historia Langobardorum: The Six Books in Detail5. ConclusionBibliographyIndexEndnotes