IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 604: Politics of Territory, II: Perceptions and Practices of Space in Southern France (c.750- c.1200)

Tuesday 10 July 2012, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:ANR-DFG Project TERRITORIUM 'Espace et politique/Raum und Politik', Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée / Eberhard Karls Universität, Tübingen
Organiser:Jens Schneider, Laboratoire 'Analyse Comparée des Pouvoirs', Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée
Moderator/Chair:Geneviève Bührer-Thierry, Laboratoire 'Analyse Comparée des Pouvoirs', Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée
Paper 604-aFortifications and the Organisation of Power in Carolingian Aquitaine
(Language: English)
Adrien Bayard, Laboratoire de Médiévistique Occidentale de Paris (LAMOP - UMR 8589), Université Paris I - Panthéon-Sorbonne
Index terms: Administration, Archaeology - Sites, Historiography - Medieval, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 604-bReforming Church, Producing Territory: The Second Birth of the Diocese of Die (c. 1000 – c. 1200)
(Language: English)
Aurélien Le Coq, Laboratoire 'Analyse Comparée des Pouvoirs', Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée
Index terms: Administration, Ecclesiastical History, Historiography - Medieval, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 604-cSome Reflections on Interregional Comparison: France and Germany
(Language: English)
Steffen Patzold, Abteilung für Mittelalterliche Geschichte, Eberhard Karls Universität, Tübingen
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Historiography - Modern Scholarship
Abstract

The Franco-German research project TERRITORIUM intends to examine the genesis of political territories before 1200. Comparative analysis of the situation in Germany and Southern France shall trace out the political practices at work as well as the different historiographical representations produced by the specific epistemic traditions in both countries.
These two papers deal with the strategies of affirming power over political or ecclesiastical spaces. Adrien Bayard reviews the function of the early medieval fortifications in Aquitaine from Pippin the Short until the death of Louis the Pious. Aurélien Le Coq analyses the diocese of Die in the former Burgundian kingdom as a laboratory of Gregorian reform, especially under bishop Hugh of Romans (1074-1082/5).
The object of this session is to discuss political, religious and geographical aspects of the production of territories and their changing historiographical perceptions.