IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 1009: Hincmar's 9th Century, I: The History of Hincmar

Wednesday 11 July 2012, 09.00-10.30

Organisers:Rachel Stone, Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge / Department of History, King's College London
Charles West, Department of History, University of Sheffield
Moderator/Chair:Charles West, Department of History, University of Sheffield
Paper 1009-aThe Bearing of Hincmar's Life on His Historical Writing
(Language: English)
Jinty Nelson, Department of History, King's College London
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1009-bHincmar's Vita Remigii: History of the Diffusion and Reception
(Language: English)
Marie-Celine Isaïa, Département d’histoire, L'Université Jean Moulin Lyon III
Index terms: Hagiography, Historiography - Medieval, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1009-cHero or Villain?: Master Narratives of Archbishop Hincmar in the 19th and 20th Centuries
(Language: English)
Letha Böhringer, Historisches Institut, Universität zu Köln
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Historiography - Modern Scholarship
Abstract

Archbishop Hincmar of Rheims (845-882) is a central figure for historians of early medieval Francia and to a great degree shapes our vision of the later Carolingian empire. In his own time, however, he was a highly controversial figure. Our series of sessions on him starts with a paper which explores the connections between Hincmar’s life and his own historical writings, and then two papers which move forward in time to show how his accounts of events and his own personal history have influenced historians ever since.