Past Convictions

As much historiography as reception history, Past Convictions analyzes and explicates the production of historical narratives, the subsequent contestation and appropriation of these narratives, and the insight such activities allows us into how people understand change and its remembrance.

Past Convictions
The Penance of Louis the Pious and the Decline of the Carolingians

Courtney M. Booker

2009 | 432 pages | Cloth $75.00
History | Religion
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Table of Contents

Introduction

PART I. REMEMBERING
Chapter One. Telling the Truth About the Field of Lies
Chapter Two. The Shame of the Franks
Chapter Three. Histrionic History, Demanding Drama

PART II. JUSTIFYING
Chapter Four. Documenting Duty's Demands
Chapter Five. Forgotten Memories

PART III. DISCOURSING
Chapter Six. Eloquence in Equity, Fluency in Iniquity

Epilogue: Convictions Past and Present

Appendix
List of Abbreviations
Notes
Select Bibliography
Index
Acknowledgments