IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 510: Texts and Identities, I: The Lives of St Amandus

Tuesday 10 July 2007, 09.00-10.30

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
Rob Meens, Utrecht Centre for Medieval Studies, Universiteit Utrecht
Moderator/Chair:Julia M. H. Smith, School of Humanities (History), University of Glasgow
Paper 510-aThe Vita Amandi prima and its Context: A status quaestionis
(Language: English)
Anne-Marie Helvétius, amhelvetius@univ-paris8.fr
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Hagiography
Paper 510-bRewriting the Vita Amandi in a Bavarian Sermon Collection of the 9th Century
(Language: English)
Maximilian Diesenberger, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Paper 510-cA Hagiographer at Work: Milo of Elnone Rewriting and Completing the Life of Saint Amand, c. 850
(Language: English)
Charles Mériaux, Université de Lille III - Charles de Gaulle
Abstract

This session focuses on the textual traditions concerning the West-Frankish Saint Amandus, whose Life was rewritten several times during the early Middle Ages. Anne-Marie Helvétius will discuss the dates proposed for the redaction of the so-called Vita antiqua and the Vita prima. By way of comparison with other hagiographical texts of the same period (8th century), new suggestions for the date and context of these texts will be offered. The two other papers examine the adaptation and appropriation of the Amandus-tradition, namely the réécriture of the Vita prima in a Bavarian sermon collection from the beginning of the 9th century (Maximilian Diesenberger) and the Life of Amandus written by Milo of St Amand around 850 (Charles Mériaux).