The history of the Franks 9781101490754, 1101490756

This colorful narrative of French history in the sixth century is a dramatic and detailed portrait of a period of politi

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English Pages 710 pages: genealogical tables, map Year 2010;1974

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The history of the Franks
 9781101490754, 1101490756

Table of contents :
I. Gregory of Tours. Genealogical table: the family of Gregory of Tours --
II. The times in which Gregory lived. Genealogical table: the Merovingians, down to Dagobert --
III. Gregory's writings --
IV. The history of the Franks. Intention and shape
Historical and literary debts
Personal knowledge
Credibility
Other historians of the period
Language
Style
Humour and irony
Nature notes
The manuscripts
Earlier translations
This translation --
V. Gregory down the centuries.

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