IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 825: Studies on Hrabanus Maurus, II: Life's Work - Hrabanus as Commentator and Collector

Tuesday 10 July 2007, 16.30-18.00

Organiser:William Schipper, Department of English Language & Literature, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Moderator/Chair:William Schipper, Department of English Language & Literature, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Paper 825-aHrabanus Maurus and his Relic Collections: The Creation of a Sacred Landscape
(Language: English)
Janneke Raaijmakers, Afdeling Middeleeuwse Geschiedenis, Universiteit Utrecht
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Religious Life
Paper 825-bPreachers, Prophets, Kings: Hrabanus Maurus's Prophecies for Lothar I
(Language: English)
Marianne Pollheimer-Mohaupt, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Index terms: Biblical Studies, Language and Literature - Latin
Paper 825-cHrabanus Maurus's Own Commentary on Kings (Vat.pal. lat. 293)
(Language: English)
Mayke de Jong, Instituut Geschiedenis, Universiteit Utrecht
Index terms: Biblical Studies, Language and Literature - Latin
Abstract

During his lifetime Hrabanus Maurus produced commentaries on nearly every book of the Bible. Moreover, what might be termed his ‘commentary style’ extends to other writings as well, including both the prose portions of In honorem sanctae crucis, and his encyclopaedia De rerum naturis. Yet the commentary tradition is much less studied than its volume warrants. This session redresses some of this lack of discussion. Since the commentary tradition was clearly intended to enhance the religious life during the 9th century, this session includes a paper on an even lesser known aspect of his religious life – his collection of relics. Together these papers discuss some of the rich 9th century intellectual and cultural heritage represented by Hrabanus Maurus.