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History, Scripture, and Authority in the Carolingian Empire: Frechulf of Lisieux

Graeme Ward


This book offers a detailed analysis of the work of the ninth-century historian Frechulf of Lisieux. Completed c. 830, Frechulf’s Histories comprise a vast account of the world from its creation through to the seventh century. Despite the richness of the source, it has long been overlooked by modern scholars. Two factors account for this neglect: Frechulf’s narrative stops over two centuries short of his time of writing, and was largely a compilation of earlier, late antique histories and chronicles. It is, however, the lack of ostensibly ‘contemporary’ or ‘original’ material that makes the te ... More

Keywords: Frechulf of Lisieux, Carolingian empire, historiography, intellectual culture, exegesis, reception history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2022 Print ISBN-13: 9780197267288
Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197267288.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Graeme Ward, author
University of Oxford