IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 1109: Hincmar's 9th Century, II: Hincmar's Writing Methods

Wednesday 11 July 2012, 11.15-12.45

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:Rachel Stone, Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge / Department of History, King's College London
Paper 1109-aHincmar and the Use and Abuse of Roman Legal Sources
(Language: English)
Simon Corcoran, Department of History, University College London
Index terms: Law, Learning (The Classical Inheritance)
Paper 1109-bPicking a 9th-Century Author's Brain: Observing Hincmar at Work on His Treatise about King Lothar's Divorce
(Language: English)
Karl Heidecker, Instituut voor Geschiedenis, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Index terms: Canon Law, Ecclesiastical History, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1109-cNonius from Alcuin to Hincmar
(Language: English)
Guido Milanese, Dipartimento di Scienze Linguistiche & Letterature Straniere, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Learning (The Classical Inheritance), Manuscripts and Palaeography
Abstract

Hincmar of Rheims’ writings make copious use of earlier works: this session looks at his composition methods from three different angles. The first paper explores how Hincmar adapts several patristic and monastic texts he uses to produce his own distinctive views on ecclesiology, while the second uses Hincmar’s working copy of his text De Divortio to flesh out details of his methods of compilation. The last paper situates Hincmar’s writing within the broader current of Carolingian scholars’ fascination with the classics, exploring the use by Hincmar and others of the lexicographical work of Nonius.