Johannes Fried Wolfram Brandes
Donation of Constantine and Constitutum Constantini: The Misinterpretation of a Fiction and Its Original Meaning
September 18, 2018 Comments.. 998
Donation of Constantine and Constitutum Constantini The Misinterpretation of a Fiction and Its Original Meaning The Donation of Constantine is the most outrageous and powerful forgery in world history The question of its precise time of origin alone kept generations of researchers occupied But what exactly is

  • Title: Donation of Constantine and Constitutum Constantini: The Misinterpretation of a Fiction and Its Original Meaning
  • Author: Johannes Fried Wolfram Brandes
  • ISBN: 9783110185393
  • Page: 353
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Donation of Constantine is the most outrageous and powerful forgery in world history The question of its precise time of origin alone kept generations of researchers occupied But, what exactly is the Donation of Constantine To find the answer, it is necessary to approach the question on two different semantic levels First, as the Constitutum Constantini, a fictitioThe Donation of Constantine is the most outrageous and powerful forgery in world history The question of its precise time of origin alone kept generations of researchers occupied But, what exactly is the Donation of Constantine To find the answer, it is necessary to approach the question on two different semantic levels First, as the Constitutum Constantini, a fictitious privilege, in which, among other things, rights and presents were bestowed on the catholic church by a grateful Emperor Konstantin Secondly, as a reflection of the Middle Age mindset, becoming part of the culture landscape midway through 11th century A.D The author not only reinterprets the origin of this forgery i.e puts it down to the Franks opposition of Emperor Louis the Pious , but retells, as well, the history of its misinterpretation since the High Middle Ages.In an appendix, all relevant texts are printed in the original language, an English translation is provided.

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