Gregory of Tours
Gregory of Tours: The History of the Franks (Penguin Classics)
- Author: Lewis Thorpe
- Length: 720
- Edition: Paperback
- Publisher: Penguin Books; Reprint edition
Information on Gregory of Tours from the publisher:
A dramatic narrative of French history in the sixth century. Gregory of Tours (c.A.D. 539-594) intended his HISTORY to be a chronicle of events and included the 21 years he spent as Bishop of Tours. This volume contains all ten books of the HISTORY. As Gregory unravels the bewildering events of those decades, what emerges is no dry historical document but a colorful, detailed and moving pageant.
Description of Lewis Thorpe, author of Gregory of Tours:
Translated by Lewis Thorpe. A vivid and dramatic narrative of French history in the sixth century. Gregory of Tours (c. AD 539-594) intended his History to be a chronicle of events which led upp to and included twenty-one years he spent as Bishop of Tours. This volume contains all ten books of the History, the last seven describing Gregory's own time (in which he played an important) and particularly the quarrels of four of the sons of Lothar I and the machinations of the ruthless Queen Fredegund, third wife of Chilperic.