IMC 2003: Sessions

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-aAn Untimely 9th-Century Text in Search of a 17th-Century Editor: Ratram's Liber de anima between Mabillon, Leibniz, Eckhart and Pez
(Language: English)
Thomas Wallnig, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
Paper 607-bSimonet and the Re-Invention of the Mozarabs
(Language: English)
Ann R. Christys, Department of History, University of Leeds
Paper 607-cKrusch
(Language: English)
Karl L. R. Giesriegl, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Abstract

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.