IMC 2008: Sessions

Session 1325: Texts and Identities, VIII: Texts and Reform

Wednesday 9 July 2008, 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
Carine van Rhijn, Instituut Geschiedenis, Universiteit Utrecht
Moderator/Chair:Yitzhak Hen, Department of History, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva
Paper 1325-aConsolidating Carolingian Power: Pippin III and his Legacy
(Language: English)
Erik Goosmann, Department of History, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Paper 1325-bEducating the Clergy: Rural Priests and their Books in Carolingian Francia
(Language: English)
Steffen Patzold, Historisches Seminar, Universität Tübingen
Paper 1325-cWhat Happened to Ideals of Reform in the Later 9th Century?
(Language: English)
Carine van Rhijn, Instituut Geschiedenis, Universiteit Utrecht
Abstract

The multi-faceted problem of reform on different levels of society in the Carolingian period forms the topic of this session. Frederik Goosmann’s paper approaches this question from the point of view of the Carolingian court, with the reign of Pippin III and its impact for later generations at centre stage. Steffen Patzold’s contribution will deal with the impacts of correctio at the level of rural parishes, by examining manuscript evidence for the efforts to educate and instruct rural priests. The third paper (Carine van Rhijn) challenges the traditional view that the ideal of correctio was bound to lose its force in the later 9th century, thereby offering reflections on processes and concepts of reform and their representation in modern historiography.