Lesson 1 (from Introduction & Book 1)
Introduction & Book 1
The purpose of the introduction of The History of the Franks is to provide readers some perspective on the conditions surrounding the creation of the book. It provides background information, such as the fact that Gregory was the bishop of Tours, which was a Frankish territory taken over by Gauls during the time when Gregory was writing the book. This lesson will explore the purpose of the book's introduction as well as why it is significant in providing background information to the reader.
1. Class Discussion: The purpose of many introductions is to provide background information. This book's introduction also gives the reader perspective on the conditions surrounding the creation of the book. How do you think this is so? Does the introduction provide this necessary information? What is the introduction missing?
2. Group Assignment: Describe Gregory in terms of the information the introduction presents...
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