IMC 2006: Sessions

Session 305: Texts and Identities, III: Sermons in Carolingian Contexts, 2

Monday 10 July 2006, 16.30-18.00

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:Yitzhak Hen, Department of History, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva
Paper 305-aThe Sermons Attributed to Boniface
(Language: English)
Rob Meens, Utrecht Centre for Medieval Studies, Universiteit Utrecht
Paper 305-bPreaching Sanctity: Hrabanus' Sermons for the Feastdays of Saints
(Language: English)
Clare Woods, Department of Classical Studies, Duke University
Index terms: Sermons and Preaching
Paper 305-cHrabanus Maurus' Sermons for Lothar I
(Language: English)
Marianne Pollheimer-Mohaupt, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Abstract

The papers in this session concentrate on three collections of sermons, the first has been attributed to Boniface, the others are the homiliaries of Hrabanus Maurus, presented to Emperor Lothar I. and Haistulf of Mainz(?). These collections illustrate the various problems and opportunities associated with an investigation of early medieval sermons. The papers deal with the difficulties of attributing such collections to a specific author such as Boniface, as well as with the texts themselves: their audiences, their contents, their rewriting, their uses, and contexts.