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The Frankish Church

J. M. Wallace-Hadrill


This book, the first of its kind in English, surveys the development of the Frankish Church under the Merovingian and Carolingian kings (c.500–900 a.d.), and the special difficulties that it encountered. The first three chapters look at the Gallo–Roman religious experience beneath the Frankish Church, the journey from Germanic paganism to Christianity, and the contribution of Gregory's history of the Gallo–Frankish Church to the development of the Frankish Church. Chs 4 to 9 examine developments in the Church in the Merovingian period (the first dynasty of Frankish kings, 481–751). Chs10 to 16 ... More

Keywords: Carolingian period, Charlemagne, Christianity, Frankish Church, Gallo–Frankish Church, Gallo–Roman religion, Germanic paganism, Gregory, history, Merovingian period, religious history

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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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J. M. Wallace-Hadrill, author

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