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Title Adam of Bremen's Gesta Hammaburgensis ecclesiae pontificum : origins, reception and significance / edited by Grzegorz Bartusik, Radosław Biskup, Jakub Morawiec
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2022
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Series Studies in medieval history and culture
Summary "Adam of Bremen's Gesta Hammaburgensis Ecclesiae Pontificum is one of the most important accounts documenting the history, geography and ethnology of Northern and Central-Eastern Europe in the period between the ninth and eleventh centuries. Its author, a canon of the archdiocese of Hamburg-Bremen, remains an almost anonymous figure but his text is an essential source for the study of the early medieval Baltic. However, despite its undisputed status, past scholarship has tended to treat Adam of Bremen's account as, on the one hand, an historically accurate document, or, alternatively, a literary artefact containing few, if any, reliable historical facts. The studies collected in this volume investigate the origins and context of the Gesta and will enable researchers to better understand and evaluate the historical veracity of the text"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Grzegorz Bartusik isassistant professorin the Institute of History at theUniversity of Silesia in Katowice. His research focuses on cultural developments in medieval Iceland, especially influences of Latin culture on Old Norse/Icelandic literature. Radosław Biskup is associate professor in the Institute of History and Archival Studies at theNicolaos Copernicus University of Torun. His research focuses on history of the Baltic zone in the Middle Ages, especially ecclesiastical developments in the Teutonic Order in Prussia. Jakub Morawiec is associate professor in the Institute of History at theUniversity of Silesia in Katowice and head of the Center for Nordic and Old English Studies. His research focuses on thehistory of Scandinavia in the Middle Ages, the development of royal ideology and Icelandic skalds
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Subject Adam, von Bremen, active 11th century. Gesta Hammaburgensis ecclesiae pontificum.
Catholic Church. Archdiocese of Hamburg-Bremen -- History -- To 1500
Catholic Church. Archdiocese of Hamburg-Bremen.
Gesta Hammaburgensis ecclesiae pontificum (Adam, von Bremen)
HISTORY / General
Bremen Region (Germany) -- Church history
Hamburg Region (Germany) -- Church history
Germany -- Bremen Region.
Germany -- Hamburg Region.
Genre/Form Church history.
Form Electronic book
Author Bartusik, Grzegorz, editor.
Biskup, Radosław, 1976- editor.
Morawiec, Jakub, editor.
LC no. 2022002663
ISBN 1000610381