Wednesday, October 13, 2004

France, History Of, Merovingian literature and arts

During the entire 6th century many writers, inspired by classical tradition, produced works patterned on antique models; such writers included Sidonius Apollinaris (d. c. 488), Gregory of Tours (d. 594/595), and Venantius Fortunatus (d. c. 600). The writing of saints' lives - hagiography - became the most widespread literary genre of the period. Nevertheless, the standard of literature continued


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