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Assembling the Austrasian letters at Trier and Lorsch

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This article is a reconsideration of the Epistulae Austrasicae. We critique the widespread notion that the constituent letters were compiled by a courtier in the late sixth century at Metz as a book of models for use in the Austrasian chancellery. We argue instead that a monk from the monastery of Lorsch assembled the letters in the early ninth century from individual exemplars and groupings that he found in archives at Trier. We conclude by outlining some implications of this rereading for t...

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10.1111/emed.12132

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
All Souls College
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Author
Publisher:
Wiley Publisher's website
Journal:
Early Medieval Europe Journal website
Volume:
24
Issue:
1
Pages:
3–57
Publication date:
2016-01-19
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ISSN:
1468-0254 and 0963-9462
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600436
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pubs:600436
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uuid:9ac6ea07-3764-467c-97bf-4700424f7226
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pubs:600436
Deposit date:
2016-08-22

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