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Hincmar of Rheims
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Hincmar of Rheims: Life and work

Rachel Stone and Charles West

Abstract

Archbishop Hincmar of Rheims (d. 882) is a crucial figure for all those interested in early medieval European history in general, and Carolingian history in particular. As the powerful Archbishop of Rheims, Hincmar shaped the times in which he lived, advising and admonishing kings, playing a leading role in the Frankish church, and intervening in a range of political and doctrinal disputes. But Hincmar also shaped how those times would later be seen by historians up to the present day, by writing historical accounts such as the Annals of St-Bertin, and by carefully preserving dossiers of mater ... More

Keywords: Hincmar of Rheims, Carolingian, Francia, kingship, bishops, historiography, politics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780719091407
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719091407.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rachel Stone, editor
King's College, London

Charles West, editor
University of Sheffield