Merovingian Pasts and the 19th Century

Last week Prof Bonnie Effros visited St Andrews to give a talk on ‘Camille de la Croix’s Case for 72 Previously Unknown Martyrs of Poitiers’. It provided an insightful and important case study about how the medieval past has been contested in response to later politics and beliefs. Sadly, she noted afterwards, early medieval historians… Continue reading Merovingian Pasts and the 19th Century

The Merovingian Kingdoms in Mediterranean Perspective (by David Ganz)

In December 2014 a conference was held in Berlin, called 'East and West in the Early Middle Ages: The Merovingian Kingdoms in Mediterranean Perspective'. This guest post, kindly supplied by leading early medieval palaeographer David Ganz, provides an overview of the topics discussed at the event. With many of the current leading figures in Merovingian… Continue reading The Merovingian Kingdoms in Mediterranean Perspective (by David Ganz)