• Sub-kingdoms and the Spectrum of Kingship on the Western Border of Charles the Bald's Kingdom

    Author(s):
    Fraser McNair (see profile)
    Date:
    2017
    Subject(s):
    Medieval History, Early Medieval History
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Carolingian Kingship, Royal Sons, Aquitaine, Neustria, Britanny
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6GV84
    Abstract:
    Carolingian kingship was not an all-or-nothing proposition. This article compares three border regions of Charles the Bald’s kingdom, Neustria, Aquitaine and Brittany, all operating at a variety of removes from central authority, examining their rulers to see the extent to which they participated in the aspects of kingships. In doing so, it argues that there was a spectrum of kingship, in which ruler’s status could be higher or lower, partaking of different aspects of regality so as to be only semi-royal.
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    Published
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