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«Stilo… memoriaeque mandavi»: Two and a Half Conspiracies. Auctors, Actors, Confessions, Records, and Models

  • Danuta Shanzer

Conspiracies frustrate contemporaries, historiographers, and historians. This article explores roles, focalization, and confession in three conspiracies related to Italy, from the 6th, 4th, and 9th centuries respectively. The protagonists include Boethius, Silvanus, and Theodulf of Orléans. The main contribution is a philological and historiographical re-evaluation of Theodulf’s role in the revolt of Bernard of Italy against Louis the Pious (817/18), arguing that Theodulf advised Louis about the punishment of the conspirators. Boethius first emerges as a historico-political exemplum (though his Cons.) in Modoin’s rescriptum (Theodulf, C. 73 [820/21]).

  • Keywords:
  • Early Middle Ages,
  • Late Antiquity,
  • Louis the Pious,
  • Theodulf of Orléans,
  • Boethius,
  • Receptions,
  • Boethius,
  • Consolation of Philosophy,
  • Ammianus Marcellinus,
  • Silvanus,
  • Revolt of Bernard of Italy (817),
  • Confession,
  • Conspiracies,
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Danuta Shanzer

University of Vienna, Austria - ORCID: 0000-0002-9078-8086

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  • Publication Year: 2022
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Chapter Information

Chapter Title

«Stilo… memoriaeque mandavi»: Two and a Half Conspiracies. Auctors, Actors, Confessions, Records, and Models

Authors

Danuta Shanzer

Language

English

DOI

10.36253/978-88-5518-664-3.08

Peer Reviewed

Publication Year

2022

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© 2022 Author(s)

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CC BY 4.0

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CC0 1.0

Bibliographic Information

Book Title

Between Ostrogothic and Carolingian Italy

Book Subtitle

Survivals, revivals, ruptures

Editors

Fabrizio Oppedisano

Peer Reviewed

Number of Pages

262

Publication Year

2022

Copyright Information

© 2022 Author(s)

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CC BY 4.0

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CC0 1.0

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Firenze University Press

DOI

10.36253/978-88-5518-664-3

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978-88-5518-663-6

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978-88-5518-664-3

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978-88-5518-666-7

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Reti Medievali E-Book

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2704-6362

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2704-6079

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