IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 521: Charlemagne in Latin, I: Charlemagne in Iberia

Tuesday 2 July 2013, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Centre for the Study of the Middle Ages (CeSMA), University of Birmingham
Organiser:William Purkis, Centre for the Study of the Middle Ages (CeSMA), University of Birmingham
Moderator/Chair:Matthew Gabriele, Department of Religion & Culture, Virginia Tech
Paper 521-aMaterializing Charlemagne's Iberian Crusade on the Pilgrim Road to Compostela
(Language: English)
William Purkis, Centre for the Study of the Middle Ages (CeSMA), University of Birmingham
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Crusades, Historiography - Medieval, Lay Piety
Paper 521-b'Rex Parvus' or 'Rex Nobilis'?: 13th-Century Politics and Competing Narratives of Charlemagne's Spanish Campaigns
(Language: English)
Miguel Gómez, Department of History, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Index terms: Crusades, Historiography - Medieval
Paper 521-cThe Sieges of Girona and the Charlemagne Legend in Catalunya
(Language: English)
Jeffrey Doolittle, Department of History, Fordham University, New York
Index terms: Crusades, Historiography - Medieval
Abstract

These sessions seek to explore the multiplicity of ways in which the life and legend of Charlemagne featured in various Latin textual environments between the 9th and 15th centuries. They will examine which aspects of the Charlemagne legend subsequent generations of Latin writers were concerned with, how these changed over time, and why. More generally, they will identify the diversity of textual surroundings in which the legend of Charlemagne was to be found during this period. In so doing, the sessions seek to offer a fresh approach to assessing the cultural impact of Carolingian memory in the medieval West.