Review: Gaëlle Calvet-Marcadé, Assassin des pauvres. L’Église et l’inaliénabilité des terres à l’époque carolingienne (2018)

Recently, I’ve written a review of Gaëlle Calvet-Marcadé’s book Assassin des pauvres. L’Église et l’inaliénabilité des terres à l’époque carolingienne for Francia Recensio. An interesting read for those working on early medieval intellectual history. You can read the review here....

May 7, 2021 · 1 min · Bastiaan

Summary dissertation

Pastoral works. Priests, books and compilative practices in the Carolingian period Download a pdf-version here. Priests are the main subject of this dissertation; clergymen that served communities of laypeople via local churches where they provided them with pastoral care. By examining the books they used for this purpose, we can get a glimpse of what early medieval Christianity and life in a rural context looked like. The dissertation’s main question is how these books can be instrumentalized and what kind of knowledge this yields....

November 27, 2020 · 11 min · Bastiaan