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Earlier medieval history

Earlier medieval history

A public site for research on earlier medieval history

Around 804, a dispute broke out in Istria, in what is now Slovenia. This region north of the Adriatic sea had traditionally been under Byzantine control; around 788, however, it was conquered by Charlemagne, king and later emperor of the Franks. The Frankish agents that Charlemagne appointed in Istria, especially Duke John, introduced new practices […]

For a discussion of this ninth-century letter from a Frankish priest to an abbot, see (open access). Translation*   The Letter of Hubert the Priest to Haimin. Doing my best to satisfy your instructions, my dearest instructor, I will thoroughly reveal the depths of my own ignorance, and will describe the vision manifestly shown […]


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