IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 621: Charlemagne in Latin, II: Charlemagne as King and Emperor

Tuesday 2 July 2013, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Centre for the Study of the Middle Ages (CeSMA), University of Birmingham
Organiser:Matthew Gabriele, Department of Religion & Culture, Virginia Tech
Moderator/Chair:William Purkis, Centre for the Study of the Middle Ages (CeSMA), University of Birmingham
Paper 621-aCharlemagne as Holy Emperor at the Abbey of Charroux
(Language: English)
Matthew Gabriele, Department of Religion & Culture, Virginia Tech
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Historiography - Medieval, Monasticism
Paper 621-bThe 12th-Century Vita Karoli and the Making of a Royal Saint
(Language: English)
Jace Stuckey, Department of History & Politics, Marymount University, Virginia
Index terms: Crusades, Historiography - Medieval
Paper 621-cShaping Image through Sound: The Liturgical Portrait of Frederick I Barbarossa’s Charlemagne
(Language: English)
Sebastian Ernesto Salvado, Institutt for historie og klassiske fag, Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet, Trondheim
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Liturgy
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.