By Maureen Ash
New within the ?terrific?( NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING writer JAYNE ANN KRENTZ) Templar Knight secret series.
whilst a cake kills a squire, the fort governor enlists assistance from Templar Bascot de Marins. yet as homicide spreads past the fortress partitions, he wonders whether it is actually the paintings of a deadly grasp of toxins.
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The localism which is such an evident part of church life in this period was not transcended in the ﬁeld of monastic life alone. Historians have been inclined to see it as a demonstration of how entangled with the aﬀairs of the world the church became in the post-Carolingian era and certainly there is enough anecdotal evidence of abuse and gross misconduct, at least from some regions of Europe, to support such a view. 64 It was not only the era in which the Carolingians’ attempts to convert the regions beyond the former territory of the Roman empire were continued and largely brought to completion, but also the one in which the Christianisation of Europe’s interior ﬁnally became reality.
This is all the more signiﬁcant with the advent, already noted, of a much more garrulous style of charter-writing, including plaints (querimoniae) and concords (convenientiae) which set out the whole history of a dispute. The fact that these miniature histories are found embedded in what look like legal documents does not make them any less subjective or their interpretation any less problematic. In some, though not all parts of Latin Europe there was a temporary downturn in charter production in the early part of this period, though the view of the 18 Barthélemy (a).
Excavation has played a major part in reshaping post-Carolingian urban history, not least through the very detailed investigation of Viking York and Dublin; Peter Johanek’s chapter shows how this has aﬀected our view of the period. Our view of post-Carolingian settlement patterns owes in general much less to archaeology: this is certainly true of villages, which, as Robert Fossier argues below (in common with many other though by no means all scholars), ﬁrst start to take on deﬁnitive form and permanent location in this period.