IMC 2006: Sessions

Session 205: Texts and Identities, II: Sermons in Carolingian Contexts, 1

Monday 10 July 2006, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften / Utrecht Centre for Medieval Studies, Universiteit Utrecht / Faculty of History, University of Cambridge
Organisers:Maximilian Diesenberger, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Rob Meens, Utrecht Centre for Medieval Studies, Universiteit Utrecht
Moderator/Chair:Rob Meens, Utrecht Centre for Medieval Studies, Universiteit Utrecht
Paper 205-aBonus princeps populis prodesse debet: The Composition of Sermons on the Vices and Virtues for Lay Potentates in the Carolingian Sermonary of Salzburg
(Language: English)
James McCune, Independent Scholar, London
Paper 205-bThe Problem of Apocrypha from a Liturgical Perspective
(Language: English)
Els Rose, Onderzoekinstituut voor Geschiedenis en Cultuur (OGC), Universiteit Utrecht
Paper 205-cApocrypha in the Carolingian Sermonary of Salzburg
(Language: English)
Maximilian Diesenberger, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Abstract

The papers in this session concentrate on a collection of sermons compiled in early 9th-century Bavaria. They treat the specific techniques of réécriture and arrangement used for the individual texts (most of them are heavily abbreviated), the audience(s) of the collection, and its use in early Carolingian Bavaria. The Bavarian sermons demonstrate knowledge of numerous apocryphal traditions, which will not only be analysed, but will also be considered in the wider context of a knowledge of apocrypha in the Carolingian world.