The Royal Frankish Annals are Latin annals composed in Carolingian Francia, recording .. Carolingian chronicles: Royal Frankish annals and Nithard’s Histories, Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, ISBN ( Composite. : Carolingian Chronicles: Royal Frankish Annals and Nithard’s Histories (Ann Arbor Paperbacks) (): Bernhard Walter Scholz. Carolingian chronicles: Royal Frankish annals and Nithard’s Histories / translated by Bernhard Walter Scholz with Barbara Rogers Scholz, Bernhard Walter.

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Customers who bought this item also bought. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Two Lives of Charlemagne Penguin Classics. The annals of St-Bertin: Charlemagne and Louis the Pious: Deeds of the Saxons Medieval Texts in Translation. Ann Arbor Paperbacks Book Paperback: University of Michigan Press; th edition January 23, Language: I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle?

Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review. Showing of 4 reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Catolingian Carolingian Chronicles by Scholz covers Carolingian history from The Carolingian ‘Renaissance’ of the early 9th century and late 8th inspired and promoted the writing of history. Charlemagne ordered the preservation of his laws, papal letters, Byzantine letters, and fostered the writing of chronicles of which the RFA might have been a result of his influence.

This is apparent since no one who was not close to the Emperor could give such detailed information leading many historians to suspect an official compilation. The RFA, however, has frnakish agenda. Its purpose was to influence public opinion and to convey to future generations the Carolingian version of their history.


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Also, RFA has multiple authors and stylistically shifts. Confusion arises since many manuscripts discovered of the chronicle have revisions where the disasters of Charlemagne’s reign, which other versions omit, are added the debacle at Rocesvalles that inspired the Song of Roland for example but the introduction does an foyal job explaining reasons.

The earliest frankkish of the RFA’s history was compiled from older annals and the continuations of Fredegar but after that point the annals are of contemporary events. The editor puts all the confusion of authorship, perspective, stylistic shifts, and historical summary into a very readable and revealing introduction that greatly assists in comprehension of the time period.

However, this source is a Chronicle and not a History of the time, and for the most part is content stating facts snnals conclusions or explanations of cause. Nithard’s Histories are the most important source for the chonicles amongst the sons of Louis the Pious Charlemagne’s son. Nithard, a grandson of Charlemagne, attached himself to the Emperor Louis’s son Charles as his official historian. As a result the Chronicle records the wars from Charles’s and a Western Francia point of view and advocate the theme that he is to prove that his way of interpretation is correct.

However, the amount of information surpasses all contemporary sources. Nithard’s source is unique also in respect to the fact that he is not a cleric as well has the more famous historian of Charlemagne, Einhard. What stands out in this volume is Scholz’s astounding introduction that provides a wonderful background to the time and detailed information about the chroniclers and their chronicles. Excellent treatment of fascinating material.

Just what I was looking for. Perfect for what it is. This book is an excellent compilation of two records of the carolingian period of medeival European history.


In truth I bought this book as required reading for school, but found it quite fascinating. The translation is clean, though i regrettably do not have the requisite llinguistic knowledge to judge the accuracy.

However, the real gem is in the annotations which provide all kinds of extra information. It can be a bit dry, but that should frsnkish expected, being as it is what it is.

That being the case, it is an excellent representation, and I found it a highly useful source of data rpyal the period. See all 4 reviews. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

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