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The Resource The penitential state : authority and atonement in the age of Louis the Pious, 814-840, Mayke de Jong

The penitential state : authority and atonement in the age of Louis the Pious, 814-840, Mayke de Jong

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The penitential state : authority and atonement in the age of Louis the Pious, 814-840
Title
The penitential state
Title remainder
authority and atonement in the age of Louis the Pious, 814-840
Statement of responsibility
Mayke de Jong
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 833 Emperor Louis the Pious, Charlemagne's son, submitted to a public penance in the wake of a rebellion by his three elder sons. This penance amounted to a deposition, for Louis was to atone for his sins for the rest of his life. Only half a year later, he was back on the throne again. In this major re-evaluation of Louis's reign, Mayke de Jong argues that his penance was the outcome of a political discourse and practice in which the accountability of the Frankish ruler to God played an increasingly central role. However heated their debates, this was a moral high ground Louis shared with churchmen and secular magnates. Through a profound re-reading of text by contemporary authors who reflected on legitimate authority in times of crisis, this book reveals a world in which political crime was defined as sin, and royal authority was enhanced by atonement."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
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De Jong, Mayke.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Repentance
  • Atonement
  • Monarchy
  • Church and state
  • France
  • France
  • France
  • France
  • Louis
  • Louis
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The penitential state : authority and atonement in the age of Louis the Pious, 814-840, Mayke de Jong
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 280-304) and index
Contents
  • Introduction.
  • penitential state.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Louis the Pious (778-840).
  • p. 14
  • 2.
  • Ninth-century narratives.
  • p. 59
  • 3.
  • Admonitio, correptio, increpatio.
  • p. 112
  • 4.
  • wages of sin (828-829).
  • p. 148
  • 5.
  • Purity and danger (830-831).
  • p. 185
  • 6.
  • Scandal and satisfaction (832-834).
  • p. 214
  • Epilogue.
  • penitential state after Louis the Pious.
  • p. 260
  • Appendix.
  • p. 271
  • Bibliography : primary sources.
  • p. 280
  • Bibliography : secondary sources.
  • p. 283
  • Index of biblical references.
  • p. 305
  • General index.
  • p. 306
Control code
021720742
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 317 p.
Isbn
9780521205207
Lccn
2008049138
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
The penitential state : authority and atonement in the age of Louis the Pious, 814-840, Mayke de Jong
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 280-304) and index
Contents
  • Introduction.
  • penitential state.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Louis the Pious (778-840).
  • p. 14
  • 2.
  • Ninth-century narratives.
  • p. 59
  • 3.
  • Admonitio, correptio, increpatio.
  • p. 112
  • 4.
  • wages of sin (828-829).
  • p. 148
  • 5.
  • Purity and danger (830-831).
  • p. 185
  • 6.
  • Scandal and satisfaction (832-834).
  • p. 214
  • Epilogue.
  • penitential state after Louis the Pious.
  • p. 260
  • Appendix.
  • p. 271
  • Bibliography : primary sources.
  • p. 280
  • Bibliography : secondary sources.
  • p. 283
  • Index of biblical references.
  • p. 305
  • General index.
  • p. 306
Control code
021720742
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 317 p.
Isbn
9780521205207
Lccn
2008049138
Other physical details
ill., maps

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