Session 607: Texts and Identities in the Early Middle Ages, V: Editions - Interpretations - Inventions
Tuesday 15 July 2003, 11.15-12.45
|Sponsor:||Forschungsstelle für Geschichte des Mittelalters, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien / Utrecht Centre for Medieval Studies, Universiteit Utrecht|
|Organiser:||Maximilian Diesenberger, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien|
|Moderator/Chair:||Ian N. Wood, School of History, University of Leeds|
|Paper 607-a||An Untimely 9th-Century Text in Search of a 17th-Century Editor: Ratram's Liber de anima between Mabillon, Leibniz, Eckhart and Pez|
|Paper 607-b||Simonet and the Re-Invention of the Mozarabs|
The three papers deal with the criteria according to which, at different times, early medieval texts were edited. The focus is not on contemporary problems of edition, but on the work of editors in the 17th, the 19th and the first half of the 20th century. Which contemporary interests conditioned the selection of the texts to edit, and how was the contemporary knowledge of the past shaped by these concerns? Examples from Mabillon to Krusch, from Pez’s Austria to Simonet’s Spain are intended to shed new light on the history of research on the middle ages in the course of the development of modern historiography.