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The politics of interpretation: language, philosophy, and authority in the Carolingian Empire (775-820)

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Is language a tool of empire or is empire a tool of language? This thesis examines the cultivation of Carolingian hegemony on a pan-European scale; one defined by a renewed interest in the study of language and its relationship to Carolingian eagerness for moral and spiritual authority. Intended to complement previous work on Carolingian cultural politics, this thesis reiterates the emergence of active philosophical speculation during the late eighth and early ninth centuries. Prior resear...

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Supervisor
Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Lady Margaret Hall
Department:
Humanities Division - History Faculty
Publication date:
2011
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
URN:
uuid:9e2574f8-b264-4e48-8390-fbec34411651
Local pid:
ora:6268

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