IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 1103: Being Roman after Rome, II

Wednesday 3 July 2013, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:ERC Advanced Grant: Social Cohesion, Identity & Religion in Europe (SCIRE)
Organiser:Clemens Gantner, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Moderator/Chair:Walter Pohl, Institut für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung, Universität Wien
Respondent:Rosamond McKitterick, Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge
Paper 1103-aRomana Urbs: Levels of Roman and Imperial Identity in the City of Rome, 8th Century
(Language: English)
Clemens Gantner, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Historiography - Medieval, Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1103-bReflecting Romanness in the Fredegar-Chronicle
(Language: English)
Andreas Fischer, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Historiography - Medieval, Political Thought
Paper 1103-cPieces of a Puzzle: Time and History in Walahfrid's Vademecum
(Language: English)
Richard Corradini, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Index terms: Religious Life, Social History
Abstract

This second session will continue the survey of forms of early medieval Romanness. The focus here will be on the city of Rome on the one hand, and on Frankish perceptions on the other. Clemens Gantner will analyse various aspects of Romanness in 8th-century Rome, concentrating on expressions of allegiance to the Eternal City on the one hand and to the empire on the other. Andreas Fischer will then show how Romans were depicted and labelled in the 7th-century Fredegar-Chronicle. Finally, Richard Corradini will be focusing on a single manuscript, Walahfrid Strabo’s Vademecum (Sankt Gallen Stiftsbibliothek 878). Through its intricate use of fragments of various Christian historiographical sources, this compilation allows us not only to gauge the interests of its main composer, but also the use of the Late Antique Codex-Calendar of 354. Rosamond McKitterick will then give a response to the two sessions on Being Roman after Rome.