IMC 2004: Sessions

Session 811: Clashless Cultures?: The Relationship of 'Romans' and 'Germans' in Early Medieval Kingdoms, II

Tuesday 13 July 2004, 16.30-18.00

Organiser:Hans-Werner Goetz, Historisches Seminar, Universität Hamburg
Moderator/Chair:Rosamond McKitterick, Faculty of History, University of Cambridge
Paper 811-aBurgundian Names and Burgundian Language: Acculturation in the Fields of mores and lingua
(Language: English)
Wolfgang Haubrichs, Fachbereich Germanistik, Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken
Index terms: Language and Literature - Comparative, Language and Literature - German, Onomastics
Paper 811-bProcesses of Acculturation in the Lombard Duchy of Benevento
(Language: English)
Claudia Giefers, Institut zur Interdisziplinären Erforschung des Mittelalters und seines Nachwirkens, Universität Paderborn
Index terms: Administration, Genealogy and Prosopography, Historiography - Medieval, Mentalities
Paper 811-cBarbarian Dress: Acculturation during Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Sebastian Brather, Institut für Ur- und Frühgeschichte und Archäologie des Mittelalters, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Daily Life, Social History

The migration period, conventionally seen as a ‘clash of cultures’ between the Roman and the barbarian (Germanic) world, is increasingly being analysed under the aspect of ‘acculturation’ of these civilisations. I wish to apply for two, possibly three, sessions in which this symbiosis will be considered from different angles and disciplines and the situation in different kingdoms will be compared. The aim is to find out which mechanisms and structures served to bring the Romans and barbarians together to avoid or overcome a possible ‘clash’.