IMC 2009: Sessions

Session 602: Problems and Possibilities of Early Medieval Diplomatic, II: Genesis, Production, Preservation, and Study

Tuesday 14 July 2009, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Jonathan Jarrett, Fitzwilliam Museum University of Cambridge 1 Lingholme Close CAMBRIDGE CB4 3HW
Moderator/Chair:Jonathan Jarrett, Fitzwilliam Museum University of Cambridge 1 Lingholme Close CAMBRIDGE CB4 3HW
Paper 602-aChanges in Patronage in Carolingian Fulda: A Re-Evaluation
(Language: English)
Julie A. Hofmann, Department of History, Shenandoah University, Virginia
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Computing in Medieval Studies, Women's Studies
Paper 602-bLocal Priests in Northern Spain in the 10th Century
(Language: English)
Wendy Davies, Independent Scholar, Faringdon
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Charters and Diplomatics, Ecclesiastical History
Paper 602-cThe Preservation of Dispute Record in the Medieval Cartulary 900-1100
(Language: English)
Alexander Ralston, School of Arts, Histories & Cultures, University of Manchester
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Charters and Diplomatics, Historiography - Modern Scholarship
Abstract

The second session of the Problems and Possibilities of Early Medieval Diplomatic strand looks at Continental charters from three temporal perspectives. Hofmann investigates the wish for document-making by using her electronic edition of the Codex Diplomaticus Fuldensis to contextualise questions about religious donation by women. Davies looks at production of our evidence, asking what can be known about local priests who often wrote charters for their communities in Spain. Finally Ralston examines preservation, asking why so few records of disputes survive in France and Germany, and exploring the disparity between this contemporary unimportance and their importance to modern scholarship.