Gregory of Tours, History of the Franks, Book 2
Earnest Brehaut,trans. (1916)
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According to Gregory, what qualities does a Germanic king need to display in order to succeed?
Why does Clovis agree to accept Christianity?
What is the role of his Clotilda?
What is the significance of his conversion for himself and his people—does it change his nature or the nature of
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After this she bore another son, whom she named Chlodomer at baptism; and when he fell sick, the king said: “It is impossible that anything else should happen to him than happened to his brother, namely, that being baptized in the name of your Christ, should die at once.” But through the prayers of his mother, and the Lord’s command, he became well.