The Divorce of King Lothar and Queen Theutberga: Hincmar of Rheims's De Divortio - Manchester Medieval Sources (Hardback)
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The Divorce of King Lothar and Queen Theutberga: Hincmar of Rheims's De Divortio - Manchester Medieval Sources (Hardback)

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Hardback 368 Pages / Published: 20/06/2016
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In the mid-ninth century, Francia was rocked by the first royal divorce scandal of the Middle Ages: the attempt by King Lothar II of Lotharingia to rid himself of his queen, Theutberga and remarry. Even 'women in their weaving sheds' were allegedly gossiping about the lurid accusations made. Kings and bishops from neighbouring kingdoms, and several popes, were gradually drawn into a crisis affecting the fate of an entire kingdom. This is the first professionally published translation of a key source for this extraordinary episode: Archbishop Hincmar of Rheims's De divortio Lotharii regis et Theutbergae reginae. This text offers eye-opening insight both on the political wrangling of the time and on early medieval attitudes towards magic, penance, gender, the ordeal, marriage, sodomy, the role of bishops, and kingship.The translation includes a substantial introduction and annotations, putting the case into its early medieval context and explaining Hincmar's sometimes-dubious methods of argument.

Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719082955
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 581 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'Overall,fellow historians will appreciate the expertise, clarity and good sense withwhich Stone and West have approached both the text and the elucidation of itscontext. It is admirably abreast of current scholarship (not least that since1992) on Frankish politics, the Frankish church, bishops, canon law, patristicand early medieval commentaries and use of Latin. This book, in short, is avaluable contribution to scholarship.' RosamondMcKitterick, Cambridge, Francia-Recensio 'An excellent contribution that facilitates a first access to this work, both for the general public and for students, teachers and specialists who need a first approach and an orientation for a deeper exploration of the text and its tradition.' Maria Paula Rey, UBA-USAL, ETIAM -- .

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