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EUH 2001 Discussion: Early Monasticism “The Synod of Whitby” Think of the Synod of Whitby as a case-study of the developments in early monasticism that we have traced in lecture. (Indeed, think of any of the readings in class as case studies of the broader developments in lecture). In the case of the Synod, we want briefly to explore the process of regulating and formalizing Xn doctrine, not just for monasticism but for all of the Church in the Early Middle Ages. Use Bede’s account to note the ways that the Synod did this: what was at stake and what did the Synod accomplish? Discussion: Carolingian World “Anglo-Saxon Heroism”—“The Emperor Charlemagne” In reality and in legend, the Carolingian world rested on traditional Frankish values and
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Unformatted text preview: customs, including the traditions of the lord as a hlaford and his men as bellatores. Think about the two selections here broadly and assess how well the real Charlemagne (through Einhard’s lens) matches the legendary Beowulf. The hlaford and bellatores tradition sealed the relationship between a leader and his men, but only on a local level. Charlemagne, however, built an empire to rival the Romans; his influence clearly extended beyond his immediate court and army. What evidence do you see from Einhard that explains how Charlemagne was able to translate the hlaford tradition into an empire?...
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