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The Frankish Church$

J. M. Wallace-Hadrill

Print publication date: 1983

Print ISBN-13: 9780198269069

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0198269064.001.0001

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Chapter III: The Contribution of History

Chapter III: The Contribution of History

The Frankish Church
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The best book on Gregory known to me is G. Vinay, San Gregorio di Tours (Turin, 1940). There is valuable material on Gregory in both volumes of G. Kurth, Études franques (Paris, 1919) and a famous if grudging assessment by L. Halphen, ‘Grégoire de Tours, historien de Clovis’ in Mélanges d'histoire du moyen âge offerts à M. Ferdinand Lot (Paris, 1925). E. Zöllner, Geschichte der Franken (Munich, 1970) is sound on Gregory's chronology. On Gregory's literary skill see M. Bonnet, Le Latin de Grégoire de Tours (Paris, 1890); (p.423) E. Löfstedt, Syntactica, 2 (Lund, 1933); H. Beumann, ‘Gregor von Tours und der sermo rusticus’, Spiegel der Geschichte, Festgabe für Max Braubach (Münster, 1964); and E. Auerbach, Literary Language and its Public in Late Latin Antiquity and in the Middle Ages (London, 1965). On Gregory and St Martin see E. Ewig, ‘Le culte de Saint Martin à l'époque franque’, Spätantikes und fränkisches Gallien, Gesammelte Schriften, 2 (Munich, 1979) and J. Leclercq, ‘S. Martin dans l'hagiographie monastique du moyen âge’, in Saint Martin et son temps, Studia Anselmiana, 46 (1961).

P. Brown, ‘Relics and social status in the age of Gregory of Tours’, Society and the Holy in Late Antiquity (London, 1982) is illuminating, and so too P. Riché, Éducation et culture dans l'occident barbare (Paris, 1962). P. A. Arcari, Idee e sentimenti politici dell'alto medioevo (Milan, 1968) is interesting on Gregory's view of providence; R. A. Meunier, Grégoire de Tours et l'histoire morale du centre‐ouest de la France (Poitiers, 1946) studies regional connections; M. Heinzelmann, Bischofsherrschaft in Gallien (Munich, 1976) is useful on Gregory's family‐sees; and Giselle de Nie, ‘Roses in January’, Journal of Medieval History, 5 (1979) considers Gregory's approach to natural phenomena.

Sir Francis Oppenheimer's Frankish Themes and Problems (London, 1952) and The Legend of the Ste Ampoule (London, 1953) must be used with caution.