IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 1209: Hincmar's 9th Century, III: Hincmar and Frankish Rulers

Wednesday 11 July 2012, 14.15-15.45

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:Charles West, Department of History, University of Sheffield
Paper 1209-aAn Unfortunate Necessity?: Hincmar's Relationship with Lothar I (843-55)
(Language: English)
Elina Screen, Trinity College, University of Oxford
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1209-b'We are between the hammer and the anvil': Hincmar of Rheims and West Frankish Bishops in Front of Louis, King of Germany, 875
(Language: English)
Clémentine Bernard-Valette, Université Lumière Lyon II
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1209-cHincmar's Influence during Louis the Stammerer's Reign?
(Language: English)
Margaret McCarthy, St John's College, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy
Abstract

Hincmar of Rheims was an important political figure throughout his long career in West Francia and was also in frequent contact with other Frankish rulers. The first paper discusses his ongoing dealings with Lothar I of Lotharingia, in whose kingdom part of his diocese fell, exploring both positive contacts and flashpoints. The second examines Hincmar’s attempts to find a suitable political and religious response to a particular moment of crisis, the invasion of West Francia by Louis the German in 875, while the final paper discusses the question of how influential Hincmar was late in his career, during the reign of Louis the Stammerer.