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Author: Yitzhak Hen
Although often depicted as a barbaric and uncivilised society, in the full pejorative meaning of these words, Merovingian Gaul was clearly a Christian society and a direct continuation of the Roman civilisation in terms of social standards, morals and culture.
Using insights provided by social history, archaeology, palaeography and anthropology, this book studies the problem of Christianisation in early Medieval Gaul from a cultural point of view. While exploiting a huge range of primary and secondary material, Dr. Hen does not confine himself to a functional analysis of various cultural and religious activities in Merovingian Gaul, but goes on to assess the consequences and implications of such activities for the people themselves, and for the subsequent developments in the Carolingian period.
In: A Companion to Gregory of Tours
In: The World of Gregory of Tours
In: Medieval Transformations: Texts, Power, and Gifts in Context
Author: Yitzhak Hen

Jean-Loup Lemaitre, Precamur fraternitatem vestram. Autour des livres, du nécrologe au martyrologe. Choix d’ articles publiés de 1984 à 2009. Textes réunis par Patrick Henriet, avec la collaboration de Pauline Bouchaud. Droz, Geneva 2019, xi + 714 pp. ISBN 9782600057370. CHF 119; € 89.

Jean-Loup Lemaitre is well known to both scholars and students of the religious culture of western Europe during the High and Late Middle Ages. For more than half a century he has published extensively on a plethora of topics, contributing immensely to our understanding of the religious, intellectual, and cultural contours of

In: Church History and Religious Culture