IMC 2003: Sessions

Session 807: Bavarian Networks of Knowledge

Tuesday 15 July 2003, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Department of History, University of York / Forschungsstelle für Geschichte des Mittelalters, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien / Friends of Tassilo
Organisers:Maximilian Diesenberger, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Mary Garrison, Department of History, University of York
Moderator/Chair:Stuart Airlie, Department of History, University of Glasgow
Respondent:David Ganz, Department of Classics, King's College London
Paper 807-aLibraries and Florilegia as Evidence for Insular Culture in Bavaria
(Language: English)
Mary Garrison, Department of History, University of York
Paper 807-bNetworks of Sacral Knowledge in Carolingian Bavaria
(Language: English)
Maximilian Diesenberger, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Abstract

This session explores the intellectual networks in 8th-and 9th-century Bavaria. The two papers look at two different genres where the exchange of texts and ideas between individuals and institutions can be assessed: florilegia and hagiographic texts. Both papers look at the origin and diffusion of several texts and their use in Bavarian scriptoria. It is by the collection and specific adaptation of texts of foreign origin – from Britain, Francia and Italy – that we can detect transformations of Bavarian identity in the period. The papers will be drawn together and confronted with further points of view in the response.