By Mr Knibbs Eric
Ansgar and Rimbert, ninth-century bishops and missionaries to Denmark and Sweden, are furnishings of medieval ecclesiastical historical past. infrequent is the survey that doesn't pause to say their paintings one of the pagan peoples of the North and their beginning of an archdiocese situated at Hamburg and Bremen. yet Ansgar and Rimbert have been additionally shrewdpermanent forgers who wove a fancy tapestry of myths and half-truths approximately themselves and their project. They labored with the tacit approval-if now not the outright cooperation-of kings and popes to craft a fictional account of Ansgar's existence and paintings. the genuine tale, very varied from that present in our background books, hasn't ever been advised: Ansgar didn't discovered any archdiocese in any respect. particularly, the belief of Hamburg-Bremen in basic terms took root within the 10th century, and royal sponsorship of the undertaking to Denmark and Sweden ended with the loss of life of Louis the Pious.
This e-book designated philological and diplomatic research with broader old contextualization to overturn the consensus view at the simple reliability of the root records and Rimbert's Vita Anskarii. by means of revising our realizing of Carolingian northeastern growth after Charlemagne, it presents new perception into the political and ecclesiastical background 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