Reading For the Week: The lives of Clothild, Queen of the Franks and Austreberta, Abbess of Pavilly. Both of these lives are drawn from Sainted women of the Dark Ages by Jo Ann McNamara and John E. Halborg, (Duke U. Press, 1992). Both pieces are now available for download from ERes. I tried to keep these files to a managable size (2.8M and 4.6M) so the resolution is not great. This collection of texts (and the bibliography it contains) might serve as a very useful starting point for those who wish to write on an early medieval topic. I have recalled the library's copy to put it on reserve, but I will also put my own copy on 24 hour reserve as well.
Monday, January 20 Martin Luther King Jr. Day. No Class
Tuesday, January 21 Discussion: The Lives of Clothild and Austreberta
Wednesday, January 22 Lecture: Barbarian Queens
Thursday, January 23 Discussion: The Lives of Clothild and Austreberta
Friday, January 24 Lecture: The Double Monastery Due in Class Today: A one paragraph statement of the topic you have chosen for your term paper.