Subtitle Power, Faith, and Crusade
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan US
EAN/ISBN 978-0-230-60826-9
Edition Title First Edition
Release Date 2008-09-30
Editor(s) Matthew Gabriele and Jace Stuckey
Summary These essays take advantage of a new, exciting trend toward interdisciplinary research on the Charlemagne legend. Written by historians, art historians, and literary scholars, these essays focus on the multifaceted ways the Charlemagne legend functioned in the Middle Ages and how central the shared (if nonetheless fictional) memory of the great Frankish ruler was to the medieval West. A gateway to new research on memory, crusading, apocalyptic expectation, Carolingian historiography, and medieval kingship, the contributors demonstrate the fuzzy line separating “fact” and “fiction” in the Middle Ages.