"Lec 11 - Frankish Society"The Early Middle Ages, 284--1000 (HIST 210) Professor Freedman considers the Merovingians as an example of barbarian kingship in the post-Roman world. In the absence of a strong government, Merovingian society was held together by kinship, private vengeance, and religion. Kings were judged by their ability to lead men in war. Gregory of Tours believed that the violence characteristic of Frankish society was useful insofar as the kings wielded it to back up threats of supernatural retribution for bad actions. Professor Freedman ends with a brief summary of the decline of the Merovingians. 00:00 - Chapter 1. What Holds Society Together? 07:20 - Chapter 2. Gregory of Tours 12:27 - Chapter 3. The bishops and the King 16:39 - Chapter 4. The Basis of Merovingian Power 34:20 - Chapter 5. The Church in Frankish Society 46:26 - Chapter 6. The End of Merovingians Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://oyc.yale.edu This course was recorded in Fall 2011.
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Lec 1 -Course Introduction: Rome's Greatness and First Crises
Lec 2 - The Crisis of the Third Century and the Diocletianic Reforms
Lec 3 - Constantine and the Early Church
Lec 4 - The Christian Roman Empire
Lec 5 - St. Augustine's Confessions
Lec 6 -Transformation of the Roman Empire
Lec 9 -. The Reign of Justinian
Lec 10 - Clovis and the Franks
Lec 14 -Mohammed and the Arab Conquests
Lec 15 -Islamic Conquests and Civil War
Lec 16 - The Early Middle Ages, 284--1000: The Splendor of the Abbasid Period
Lec 17 - The Early Middle Ages, 284--1000: The Crucial Seventh Century
Lec 18 - The Early Middle Ages, 284--1000: The Splendor of Byzantium
Lec 19 -The Early Middle Ages, 284--1000: Charlemagne
Lec 20 -1 The Early Middle Ages, 284--1000: Intellectuals and the Court of Charlemagne
Lec 21 - The Early Middle Ages, 284--1000: Crisis of the Carolingians