By Mr Knibbs Eric
Ansgar and Rimbert, ninth-century bishops and missionaries to Denmark and Sweden, are furniture of medieval ecclesiastical heritage. infrequent is the survey that doesn't pause to say their paintings one of the pagan peoples of the North and their starting place of an archdiocese headquartered at Hamburg and Bremen. yet Ansgar and Rimbert have been additionally smart forgers who wove a fancy tapestry of myths and half-truths approximately themselves and their challenge. They labored with the tacit approval-if now not the outright cooperation-of kings and popes to craft a fictional account of Ansgar's lifestyles and paintings. the genuine tale, very various from that present in our background books, hasn't ever been advised: Ansgar didn't came upon any archdiocese in any respect. really, the belief of Hamburg-Bremen in simple terms took root within the 10th century, and royal sponsorship of the venture to Denmark and Sweden ended with the loss of life of Louis the Pious.
This e-book particular philological and diplomatic research with broader old contextualization to overturn the consensus view at the simple reliability of the basis records and Rimbert's Vita Anskarii. by way of revising our figuring out of Carolingian northeastern growth after Charlemagne, it offers new perception into the political and ecclesiastical heritage of early medieval Europe.
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Ansgar, Rimbert and the Forged Foundations of Hamburg-Bremen (Church, Faith and Culture in the Medieval West) by Mr Knibbs Eric