Heiligt der Zweck alle Mittel? Legitimationsstrategien von (göttlicher) Gewalt bei Gregor von Tours

This was the title of my presentation on an expert’s workshop focusing on the legitimatisation of ‘religous’ violence in Antiquity (“Religiöse (De-)Legitimationsansätze von Gewalt in der Antike”) at the Johannes Gutenberg Universität in Mainz. (During my stay I re-realised that Gutenberg is an adopted name; he was called originally “Gensfleisch” [i.e. Goosemeat]. I can understand […]