IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 721: Charlemagne in Latin, III: Charlemagne in the Late Middle Ages

Tuesday 2 July 2013, 14.15-15.45

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:Marianne J. Ailes, Department of French, University of Bristol
Paper 721-aRidiculing the Emperor: Petrarch and the Legend of Fastrada’s Ring
(Language: English)
Andrew Romig, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, New York University
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - Latin
Paper 721-bThe Quattrocento Charlemagne: Franco-Florentine Relations and the Politics of an Icon
(Language: English)
Oren Margolis, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - Latin
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.