Carolingian Kingship and the Peasants of Le Mans: The Capitulum in cenomannico pago datum

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This article focuses on a text traditionally thought to have been issued by Charlemagne in the year 800, which set out the labour services required from dependants on royal and church land in the pagus of Le Mans in western Francia. As well as providing a revised construal of the text’s literal meaning on certain points, the chapter engages with recent debates over the capitulary’s authorship and authenticity, and proposes an alternative suggestion. However, it also argues that a more fruitful approach to grasp the text’s significance might be to locate it in the trajectory of developing traditions about kings’ relation to manorial authority.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCharlemagne
Subtitle of host publicationLes temps, les espaces, les hommes. Construction et déconstruction d’un règne
EditorsRolf Grosse, Michel Sot
PublisherBrepols Publishers
Pages227-244
ISBN (Electronic)9782503577982
ISBN (Print)9782503577975
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jun 2018

Publication series

NameCollection Haut Moyen Âge
PublisherBrepols Publishers
Volume34

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