IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 1207: Peripheral Territories in Early Medieval Europe, 9th-11th Centuries

Wednesday 3 July 2013, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Jens Schneider, Laboratoire 'Analyse Comparée des Pouvoirs', Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée
Moderator/Chair:Steffen Patzold, Abteilung für Mittelalterliche Geschichte, Eberhard Karls Universität, Tübingen
Paper 1207-aTerritory and Competing Episcopates in 9th-Century Carantania
(Language: English)
Katharina Winckler, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Geography and Settlement Studies, Historiography - Modern Scholarship
Paper 1207-bCeltic Tradition and Frankish Narratives in 9th-Century Brittany
(Language: English)
Jens Schneider, Laboratoire 'Analyse Comparée des Pouvoirs', Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Historiography - Medieval, Historiography - Modern Scholarship
Paper 1207-cTo Deal with the Margins: The Monks of Marmoutier and the Classification of Their Possessions, 11th Century
(Language: English)
Claire Lamy, Centre d'Études Supérieures de Civilisation Médiévale (CESCM), Université de Poitiers

The object of this session is to discuss political, religious, and geographical aspects of the production of territories and their changing historiographical perceptions. Comparative analysis of some regions, that are often considered as marginal, will trace out the political practices at work as well as the function of the institutions of King, Bishop or Abbey.

The three papers deal with the strategies of affirming power over political or ecclesiastical spaces. While K. Winckler analyses the different episcopal attempts of territorial appropriation of Carantania in the 9th and 10th century, J. Schneider explores the state of Frankish Brittany in the 9th century. Claire Lamy reviews the way the monks of Marmoutier (Tours) organised their possessions and the problems they encountered dealing with the margins of the pagi.