Paradigms and Methods in Early Medieval Studies

書刊名 TitleParadigms and Methods in Early Medieval Studies
作者 AuthorChazelle, Celia, and Felice Lifshitz
出版社 PublisherPalgrave
出版年 Year
語言 LanguageEnglish
(10 / 13)
ISBN 781403969422
Bibliography Reference (STC, Duff, GW . . .)
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撰寫日期 DateNov. 8, 2016

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[Original description]
 These essays which draw out theoretical and methodological issues related to the study of the Early Middle Ages are all by scholars based in the USA. The essays fall broadly into two camps, those which reinterpret specific pieces of evidence, and those which provide broader new theoretical perspectives on the Early Middle Ages. Of the former for example Bernard Bachrach re-examines Carolingian capitularies, and Constance Bouchard looks at Carolingian family trees and Genevra Kornbluth analyses a fifth-century crystal conch re-evaluating theories of ethnic identity. Among those essays at the wider end of the spectrum Charles Bowlus proposes that it is in central Europe that the processes which formed a medieval identity were played out, while Lisa Bitel argues that linear and narrative history, with its categorizing by period are fundamentally opposed to feminist interpretations of history.
Celia Chazelle is Department Chair and Professor of History of the Department of History, College of New Jersey. She has published a number of publications on early medieval Europe, especially the Carolingian era. Over the last several years, the growing inequities in the US have led her scholarly interests back to their starting point. Some of her projects concern modern issues of social justice and the distinctive perspective that medieval studies can offer on those issues, as her bookWhy the Middle Ages Matter: Medieval Light on Modern Injustice (2011) demonstrates.
Felice Lifshitz is an American academic historian, who specializes in medieval European history. She is editor-in-chief of the peer-reviewed journal History Compass, as well as serving on the editorial board for The Historian.
I. Introduction: Early Medieval Studies in Twenty-First Century America     
Celia Chazelle and Felice Lifshitz                                   1                                 
1. Paradigms: Romanitas, Ethnicity, and Visual Culture
2. Material Ethnogenesis? A Crystal Conch of the “Goths”        
Genevra Kornbluth                                                   34            
3. Ethnic and Primitive Paradigms in the Study of Early Medieval Art
 Lawrence P. Nees                                                   56                           
4. The Amber Trail in Early Medieval Eastern Europe
Florin Curta                                                        84                                
5. “Romanness” in Early Medieval Culture
Celia Chazelle                                                     112
II. Methods: Texts and Manuscripts from Carolingian Francia
6. A Cyborg Initiation? Liturgy and Gender in Carolingian East Francia
Felice Lifshitz                                                    141                                
7. Are They Not Like Us? The Carolingian Fisc in Military Perspective
Bernard S. Bachrach                                                168                          
8. The Carolingian Creation of a Model of Patrilineage
Constance Britain Bouchard                                         194                                    
9. Political History
Jason Glenn                                                        221                                
III. Periodization: From the Fall of Rome and Pirenne to Kabbalah
10. Drawing a Line Under Antiquity: Archaeological and Historical Categories of Evidence in the Transition from the Ancient World to the Middle Ages
Michael Kulikowski                                                 248                          
11. Mitteleuropa: The Making of Europe Between Byzantium and the Latin West, c. 800-1025
Charles R. Bowlus                                                  271                           
12. Period Trouble: The Impossibility of Teaching Feminist Medieval History Lisa M. Bitel                                              299                                       
Contributors                                                       329                                               
Bibliography                                                       332                                               
Index                                                              366