Ideology Of Power Essay, Research Paper
Royalty ? new power church- personal was the
political ? new goals of conduct and self-control ? Kings claimed a new
authority and in imposing sexual restraint on the people incorporating
church canons into own legislation, king claimed new powers. Role of ecclesiastical especially papal in creating
new legitimacy through new ritual of consecration ? welfare statism,
multi-gentile empire all from Old Testament ? Barbarian history
appreciation military strength ? ideas from Northumbria and Ireland etc ?
ideology was more eclectic and international.? Merovingians also looked for dive grace and favour ? third
continuity was basis in a gens or people ? bonding of ruler and ruled. ?
role of Frankish aristocracy n advent Carolingian dynasty, involvement
wider constituency than kings and cleric in ideological power. Pope approval Pippin adds divine grace? with task governing educating needy and
powerless, devotion to martyrs showed divine grace and strength of their Charlemagne incorporate nations of lordship,
freedom, reciprocal duty that would have universal appeal ? all oath of
fidelity demanded from all Hincmar highlights collective body, acting through
assemblies with Kin maintaining well being of the realm ? shared
participation in public duties and benefits ? the state revived ? Louis
emphasis collective nature of responsibility more than Charlemagne ?
Strasbourg Oaths ? underwrote kings commitments to each other.? Charles the Bald developed 850s idea of
a societas, political advice military support, shared business of men
faithful to the honor regni.? ?all
without exception had to come to the defence of the patria? ? even salves
not exempt ? all pay tributary ? stronger and weaker than predecessors ?
racked by internal conflict and external pressure Charles justify imposing
heavier burdens on his peoples Though Charles did not cease to lead armies ? more
prominent, more successful in other roles ? assembly-president, judge,
man-manger and manipulator public opinion ? sword prike symbol of a
noble?s honour ? armed service acceptable to God as it was to the King,
sword defined man?s public status, uses of ritual and social control,
de-sworidng known to Carolingians Harmscar ? public humiliation, bishops increasingly
involved in these public rituals ? ecclesiastical intervention to
legitimise, shift responsibility for dangerous political decisions,
fictive kin relationships denoted political hegemony and subordination ?
Charles the Bald consecrated at St Pter?s 875, involve aristocracy,
involve many people, lodge in memory, enhance authority create collective
consciousness of belonging to new realms ? in histories a swell. Symbolic representation of the present, and
construction of post, were was Kings attempted to involve contemporaries
in shaping the future: as such they were essentials in royal government.