Essay Topic 1
What is the purpose of the introduction to The History of the Franks? What role does it serve for the reader? Does it truly set the scene for the reader? Why or why not? Does it fulfill its intended purpose? How do you know?
Essay Topic 2
Why do you think Gregory of Tours chose to write The History of the Tours? What did his skill in writing have to do with it? Was Gregory a reluctant writer? How do you know?
Essay Topic 3
Describe the role of religion in The History of the Franks. Does religion play a large part in the stories? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 4
Was Gregory biased in his writing? Why or why not? How would you assess the reliability of Gregory in his writing?
Essay Topic 5
Gregory's book discusses divine magic. Why do you think divine magic plays such a...
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