IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 1303: Adaptation and Domination: Forms of Legitimation in the Early Middle Ages, II

Wednesday 11 July 2007, 16.30-18.00

Organisers:Guido M. Berndt, Institut zur interdisziplinären Erforschung des Mittelalters & seines Nachwirkens, Universität Paderborn
Roland Steinacher, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Moderator/Chair:Chris Wickham, All Souls College, University of Oxford
Paper 1303-aRicimer's Church in Rome and the Legitimation of Barbarian Authority
(Language: English)
Ralph Mathisen, Department of History, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Byzantine Studies, Numismatics
Paper 1303-bCross-Check: The Case of the Suani
(Language: English)
Guido M. Berndt, Institut zur interdisziplinären Erforschung des Mittelalters & seines Nachwirkens, Universität Paderborn
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Political Thought
Paper 1303-cAfter Lombards Fall: Strategies of Legitimating Power in Early Carolingian Tuscany
(Language: English)
Marco Stoffella, Institut zur Interdisziplinären Erforschung des Mittelalters und seines Nachwirkens, Universität Paderborn
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Political Thought
Abstract

Different forms of legitimising power in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages, beginning with the barbarian successor states of the 5th century and up to the realm of Charlemagne, will be observed. In this context the idea of imitatio imperii represents the focus of the first session. Starting from an analysis of the phenomenon of imitatio as a scholarly concept the two following papers will discuss the particular circumstances of it concerning the Vandal and Visigothic kingdoms. The second session offers a cross-check to these concepts by looking at the periphery of the Byzantine territory and opens the theme to a wider range. Altogether, considering the specific conditions by offering different case studies, a comparison of distinctive structures of Barbarian state formations and later power legitimation will be given.