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IMC 2009: Sessions

Session 1106: Texts and Identities, IX: Compilations of Identity - Historiographical Collections and their Contexts

Wednesday 15 July 2009, 11.15-12.45

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
Moderator/Chair:Helmut Reimitz, Department of History, Princeton University
Paper 1106-aReusing Roman History: Eutropius and Paul the Deacon
(Language: English)
Maya Maskarinec, Department of History, University of California, Los Angeles
Paper 1106-bThe Use of a Manuscript as in the Creation of Identities: The Case of the So-Called Epitome Phillipsiana with Regard to Lombard Identity in the Carolingian Territory
(Language: English)
Giovanna Tondini, Scuola di Dottorato in Scienze Storiche, Università di Padova
Paper 1106-cBetween Late Antiquity and Carolingian Times: The Codex Leid. Scaliger 14
(Language: English)
Nicola Edelmann, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien

All papers in this session are devoted to the study of Carolingian compilations of historiographical texts as resources for identity, by examining the processes of selection and the effects of the juxtaposition and adaptation of the individual texts within larger historiographical collections. Nicola Edelmann's paper explores a Carolingian manuscript containing the chronicles of Jerome and Prosper along with shorter texts from the early 6th century and deals with questions that arise when assessing the transmission of text and form of late antique and early medieval chronicles. A second paper examines the varied and differentiated ways in which Roman history could be read and used in the Carolingian period by examining the manuscript transmission of Eutropius' and Paul the Deacon's Historia Romana (Maya Maskarinec). The focus of the final paper is on the Epitome Phillippsiana, which compiles major historiographical texts on the Roman and post-Roman regna and gentes in the West with accounts of universal and biblical history. The paper will analyse the representation of this succession of people as present in the manuscript, and attempt to delineate the cultural and political context of the compilation, which was produced at Verona around 800, within a short time-span after the Carolingian conquest of the regnum Langobardorum.