Of Carolingian Kings and Their Stars

  • Paul Edward Dutton
Part of the The New Middle Ages book series (TNMA)


To study the historical sky or, rather, the sky in history may not be an entirely empty exercise, not if that sky spoke to the past and its actors, not if it became a focal point for their historical attention, and not if it was invested with meanings that weighed heavily on the earth-bound. This exploratory study moves from a consideration of Charlemagne and his stars to the divinatory and historical meaning of stars in the Carolingian age, and finally ends by examining the place of kings in the stars and as stars.


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