The Formularies of Angers and Marculf
Two Merovingian Legal Handbooks
Translated with commentary by Alice Rio
Alice Rio is Osborn Fellow and College Lecturer in Medieval History and Culture, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge.
Acknowledgements Abbreviations Introduction The scope of this book The scope of formulae The problem with formulae Authorship and audience: what the manuscript evidence can tell us The language of formulae Formulae and the written word Formulae and surviving documents Dating formulae: original collections vs. manuscript tradition Local context and diffusion To conclude A note on this translation Part One: The Formulary of Angers Introduction Translation Part Two: The Formulary of Marculf Introduction The scope of the collection Date and place of origin Marculf and Landeric Dating the collection Marculf and St Denis A note on the printed editions Translation Book One Book Two Supplement Additamenta: additional texts from the manuscripts of Marculf a, b, c: three more texts from the manuscripts ofMarculf Appendix I: The original date of the Angers collection: the state of the question Appendix 2: The gesta municipalia Appendix 3: The Marculf collection: manuscripts and editions The manuscript tradition Editions of Marculf and the hierarchy of manuscripts Map Glossary Bibliography Index
Rio has given us here is not only a set of translations, but also a work of scholarship that makes the formulae vastly more accessible to students and to professionals.
Warren Brown Early Medieval Europe 19 (2)
California Institute of Technology
Size: 210 x 147 mm
Publication: October 1, 2008
Series: Translated Texts for Historians 46