• Lawrence Nees, Early Medieval Art (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002);


Compendium HIS2129/4129:

  • Yitzhak Hen, ‘Introduction: A Series of Unfortunate Events’, in Roman Barbarians: the Royal Court and Culture in the Early Medieval West (Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007), pp. 1–26 (26 pp.);
  • Yitzhak Hen, ‘Chapter 4. Religious Culture and the Power of Tradition in the Early Medieval West,’ in A Companion to the Medieval World, ed. by Carol Lansing and Edward D. English (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009), pp. 67–85 (19 pp.);
  • Jas Elsner, ‘Chapter 2. Between Mimesis and Divine Power: Visuality in the Greco-Roman World’, in Visuality before and beyond the Renaissance: Seeing as Others Saw, ed. by Robert S. Nelson (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000), pp. 45–69 (25 pp.);
  • Rosamond McKitterick, ‘Conclusion: History and its Audiences in the Carolingian World’, in History and Memory in the Carolingian World (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004), pp.  265–83 (19 pp.);
  • Janet Nelson, ‘History-writing at the Courts of Louis the Pious and Charles the Bald’, in Historiographie im frühen Mittelalter, ed. by Anton Scharer and Georg Scheibelretter (Vienna and Munich, 1993), pp. 53­–66 (14 pp.);
  • Gerd Althoff, Family, Friends and Followers: Political and Social Bonds in Early Medieval Europe, trans. Christopher Carroll (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004), pp. 136–59 (24 pp.);
  • Janet Nelson, ‘Was Charlemagne’s Court a Courtly Society?’ in Court Culture in the Early Middle Ages, ed. by Catherine Cubitt (Brepols, 2003), pp. 39–57 (19 pp.);
  • Yitzhak Hen, ‘The Early Medieval West’, in The Cambridge History of Magic and Witchcraft in the West (Cambridge University Press, 2015), pp. 183–206 (24 pp.);
  • Paul Edward Dutton, ‘Chapter 8. Thunder and Hail over the Carolingian Countryside’, in Charlemagne’s Moustache and Other Cultural Clusters of a Dark Age (Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004), pp. 169–88 (20 pp.);
  • Julia M.H. Smith, Europe after Rome (Oxford: Oxford University Press), pp. 13–50 (38 pp.);
  • Peter Brown, ‘Arbiters of the Holy: The Christian Holy Man in Late Antiquity’, in Authority and the Sacred: Aspects of the Christianisation of the Roman World (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005), pp. 57–78 (22 pp.);
  • Julia M.H. Smith, ‘Saints and their Cults’, in The Cambridge History of Christianity, vol. 3: Early Medieval Christianities, c.600–c.1100, ed. by Thomas F.X. Noble and Julia M.H. Smith (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008), pp. 581–605 (25 pp.);
  • C.H. Lawrence, Medieval Monasticism, 3rd edn (Pearson Education Limited, 2001), pp. 18–36, 39–52, and 66–80 (48 pp.);
  • Leslie Brubaker, ‘Icons and Iconomachy’, in Blackwell Companion to Byzantium, ed. by Liz James (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010), pp. 323–37 (15 pp.);
  • Michelle Brown, ‘Images to be Read and Words to be Seen: The Iconic Role of the Early Medieval Book’, Postscripts 6 (2010), 39–66 (27 pp.);
  • Anthony Eastmond, ‘Monograms and the Art of Unhelpful Writing in Late Antiquity’, in Sign and Design in Cross-Cultural Perspective (300–1600 CE), ed. by Brigitte Miriam Bedos-Rezak and Jeffrey F. Hamburger (Washington, DC: Dumbarton Oaks, 2016), pp. 219–35 (17 pp.);
  • Bianca Kühnel, ‘Carolingian Diagrams, Images of the Invisible’, in Seeing the Invisible in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages, ed. by Giselle de Nie et al. (Turnhout: Brepols, 2005), pp. 359–89 (21 pp):
  • Evelyn Edson, ‘Maps in Context: Isidore, Orosius, and the Medieval Image of the World’, in Cartography in Antiquity and the Middle Ages: Fresh Perspectives, New Methods, ed. by Richard J.A. Talbert and Richard W. Unger (Leiden: Brill, 2008), pp. 219–36 (18 pp.); this article is moved from HIS4129 compendium to HIS2129.
  • John J. Contreni, ‘The Carolingian Renaissance: Education and Literary Culture’, in The New Cambridge Medieval History, vol. 2, ed. by Rosamond McKitterick (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995), pp. 709–57 (49 pp);
  • Rosamond McKitterick, ‘Script and Book Production’, in Carolingian Culture: Emulation and Innovation, ed. by Rosamond McKitterick (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994), pp. 221–47 (27 pp.);



Compendium: Extra readings for HIS4129


  • Richard Sullivan, ‘What Was Carolingian Monasticism? The Plan of St Gall and the History of Monasticism’, in After Rome’s Fall: Narrators and Sources of Early Medieval History, ed. by Alexander Callander Murray (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1998), pp. 251–87 (37 pp.);


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