IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 1310: Texts and Identities, VIII: The Roman Liber pontificalis and Agnellus of Ravenna's Liber pontificalis ecclesiae Ravennatis

Wednesday 11 July 2007, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien / Utrecht Centre for Medieval Studies, Universiteit Utrecht / Faculty of History, University of Cambridge
Organisers:Maximilian Diesenberger, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Gerda Heydemann, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien / Institut für Geschichte, Universität Wien
Rob Meens, Utrecht Centre for Medieval Studies, Universiteit Utrecht
Moderator/Chair:Thomas F. X. Noble, Medieval Institute, University of Notre Dame, Indiana
Paper 1310-aRome and Francia in 9th-Century Franco-Papal Relations, Papal Elections, and the Roman Liber pontificalis
(Language: English)
Frances Parton, St Catharine's College, University of Cambridge
Paper 1310-bUrban Erudition in 9th-Century Ravenna: The Language of Agnellus' Liber pontificalis ecclesiae Ravennatis
(Language: English)
Richard M. Pollard, Trinity College, University of Cambridge / British School at Rome
Paper 1310-cThe Liber pontificalis and Codex Carolinus
(Language: English)
Dorine van Espelo, St John's College, University of Cambridge
Abstract

The focus of this session is the Roman Liber pontificalis, and that of Ravenna.
Both texts will be examined from different angles, but Franco-papal relations and the issue of papal authority will be major questions. The first paper (Frances Parton) combines questions of local Roman politics and Franco-papal relations by examining the records of papal elections during the 9th Century. The second (Dorine van Espelo) explores ways of constructing spiritual and political authority in the Liber pontificalis and the Codex Carolinus, which are compared to representations of papal positions in Frankish historiographical texts. Finally, the study of the Roman pontiffs is complemented by an analysis of Agnellus’ Liber pontificalis ecclesiae Ravennatis (Matthew Pollard)