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Author Hummer, Hans J., author

Title Visions of kinship in medieval Europe / Hans Hummer
Edition First edition
Published Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2018
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Series Oxford studies in medieval European history
Oxford studies in medieval European history
Contents Cover; Visions of Kinship in Medieval Europe; Copyright; Dedication; Acknowledgments; Contents; Abbreviations; Introduction; PART I: UNWINDING; 1: The Modernity of Kinship; 2: Germanist Scholarship and the Kinship Enterprise; 3: Disambiguation in the Twentieth Century; THE GLORY AND THE DREAM OF THE ANNALISTES; THE EARLY MEDIEVAL ARISTOCRACY APPEARS; THE IDOL OF MECHANISMS; PART II: REWINDING; 4: The Made and the Given, the Carnal and the Spiritual; 5: Kinship in the City; MACHINA EX DEO; ARISTOTLE'S FRACTAL HOUSEHOLD; "THE MOST RIGHTEOUS PRINCIPLE OF LOVE"; CONFESSING KINSHIP
"WITHOUT FATHER, WITHOUT MOTHER, WITHOUT GENEALOGY"BIBLICAL GENEALOGY; THE GENEALOGY OF HISTORY; THE GENEALOGIAE; POST-CAROLINGIAN GENEALOGIES IN FLANDERS; LAMBERT OF ST. OMER'S GENEALOGICAL ALMANAC; Conclusion: The Magic of Kinship; Bibliography; 1. MANUSCRIPTS; 2. ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL SOURCES; 3. MODERN WORKS; Index
PART III: REVEALING6: The Sanctity of Kinship; FROM ROMAN DIGNITY TO CHRISTIAN SANCTITY; THE BROTHERHOOD OF RURICIUS OF LIMOGES; A FAMILY'S TWO BODIES; LIFE OF THE FATHERS; 7: "More Noble by Sanctity"; MONASTICISM AND THE FRANKISH ARISTOCRACY; NATAL FAMILY, HOLY FAMILY; FAMILIA CHRISTI; NOBILIOR SANCTITATE; 8: The Nature of Things; DHUODA'S PATRES AND GENITORES; NITHARD'S FAMILIA; 9: Families in Trust; MONASTIC CARTULARIES; THE HUOSI OF BAVARIA: THE DITMARSCHEN OF PROSOPOGRAPHY; AN EARLY MEDIEVAL DESCENT GROUP IN ALSACE; HRABANUS MAURUS'S X FILES; 10: "The Genealogical Unity of Mankind."
Summary What meaning did human kinship possess in a world regulated by Biblical time, committed to the primacy of spiritual relationships, and bound by the sinews of divine love? In the process of exploring this question, Hans Hummer offers a searching re-examination of kinship in Europe between late Roman times and the high middle ages, the period bridging Europe's primitive past and its modern future. 'Visions of Kinship in Medieval Europe' critiques the modernist and Western bio-genealogical and functionalist assumptions that have shaped kinship studies since their inception in the nineteenth century, when Biblical time collapsed and kinship became a signifier of the essential secularity of history and a method for conceptualizing a deep prehistory guided by autogenous human impulses. Hummer argues that this understanding of kinship is fundamentally antagonistic to medieval sentiments and is responsible for the frustrations researchers have encountered as they have tried to identify the famously elusive kin groups of medieval Europe
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed May 2, 2018)
Subject Kinship -- Europe -- History -- To 1500
Kinship.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Minority Studies.
Europe.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0191838969
0192518291 (electronic bk.)
9780191838965
9780192518293 (electronic bk.)