Review of the hardback: 'This excellent collection of essays does a great service in forcing an important issue into our historical consciousness, and, one hopes, into our debates.' H-German
1. In place of an introduction Janet L. Nelson 2. Secular sanctity: forging an ethos for the Carolingian nobility Thomas F. X. Noble 3. Einhardus Peccator David Ganz 4. The world, the text, and the Carolingian: royal, aristocratic and masculine identities in Nithard's histories Stuart Airlie 5. Eberhard of Friuli, a Carolingian lay intellectual Paul J. E. Kershaw 6. Dhuoda Janet L. Nelson 7. Intellectual women? Liutberga and the education of Carolingian women Valerie Garver 8. Charles the Bald, Hincmar of Rheims, and the ivory of the pericopes of Henry II Celia Chazelle 9. Problems of authorship and audience in the writings of Alfred the Great David Pratt 10. 'Stand strong against the monsters': kingship and learning in the empire of King 'thelstan Michael Wood 11. The lay intellectual in Anglo-Saxon England: Ealdorman 'thelweard as historian Scott Ashley 12. Conclusion Richard Abels.