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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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Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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10.1111/emed.12132

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Department:
All Souls College, St Johns College
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Publisher:
Wiley Online Library 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:
0963-9462 and 1468-0254
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pubs:600436
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uri:9ac6ea07-3764-467c-97bf-4700424f7226
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9ac6ea07-3764-467c-97bf-4700424f7226
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pubs:600436
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1
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