The Dukes in the Regnum Francorum, A.D. 550-751

  title={The Dukes in the Regnum Francorum, A.D. 550-751},
  author={Archibald Ross Lewis},
  pages={381 - 410}
  • A. Lewis
  • Published 1 July 1976
  • History
  • Speculum
DURING Merovingian times a group of powerful officials called dukes (duces) are to be found in the Regnum Francorum.l They exercised considerable power in Merovingian realms and often ruled over extensive districts known as ducati. Although a number of nineteenthand early twentieth-century scholars such as Waitz, Fustel de Coulanges, and Kurth devoted considerable attention in their writings to these dukes, in recent years most British, French, and American scholarship has tended to ignore them… 
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