[Rezension zu:] Jörg W. Busch, Vom Amtswalten bis Königsdienst. Beobachtungen zur ›Staatssprache‹ des Frühmittelalters am Beispiel des Wortes administratio, Hannover (Verlag Hahnsche Buchhandlung) 2007, XXX–156 p. (Monumenta Germaniae Historica. Studien und Texte, 42) ISBN 97-3-7752-5702-2, EUR 20.00.

This study explores the development of the concept of administratio between the early Merovingian period and the late ninth century. The author’s thesis is that administration lost its original connotation of authority d
This study explores the development of the concept of administratio between the early Merovingian period and the late ninth century. The author’s thesis is that administration lost its original connotation of authority delegated by and exercised on behalf of the state, and that this signals the loss of an abstract awareness of the commonwealth in the early medieval period. In the fifth century the idea of administratio as public powers derived from a higher authority was still in place, but soon thereafter this conception vanished (p. 2–3). Yet when in 814 Louis the Pious became emperor, the original meaning of administratio seemed to get a revival – or, should one say, a new lease of life? Hardly, for only in Italy and Aquitaine was there any awareness left of public service as an abstract concept (p. 7–37). North of the Alps, those in charge did not understand such abstract concepts referring to "Staatlichkeit", as is shown by the fact that the authority of the Carolingian mayors of the palace was never called administratio, even though, in the original meaning of the word, the mayoral office was a clear case of delegated power (p. 16–18). ...
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Author:Mayke de Jong
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30:3-456616
URL:http://www.perspectivia.net/publikationen/francia/francia-recensio/2010-1/MA/busch_de-jong
ISSN:2425-3510
Parent Title (German):Francia Recensio
Publisher:Thorbecke ; Deutsches Historisches Institut
Place of publication:Ostfildern ; Paris
Contributor(s):Jörg W. Busch
Document Type:Review
Language:English
Year of Completion:2010
Date of first Publication:2010/04/08
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2018/02/13
Tag:400-900
SWD-Keyword:Deutschland; Latein; Substantiv; Verwaltungssprache; administratio <Wort>
Volume:37
Issue:1, Mittelalter – Moyen Âge (500–1500)
Pagenumber:4
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HeBIS PPN:427083133
Institutes:Geschichtswissenschaften
Dewey Decimal Classification:940 Geschichte Europas
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