IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 803: Defining Kingdoms in 10th-Century Europe

Tuesday 2 July 2013, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Department of History, University of California, Berkeley
Organiser:Geoffrey Koziol, Department of History, University of California, Berkeley
Moderator/Chair:Theo Riches, Exzellenzcluster 'Religion & Politik', Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Paper 803-aThe (Dark) Matter of France: Monasticism and the Making of the West Frankish Kingdom
(Language: English)
Geoffrey Koziol, Department of History, University of California, Berkeley
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Mentalities, Monasticism, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 803-bWho Were the Lotharingians?: Defining Political Belonging after the End of the Carolingian Empire
(Language: English)
Simon MacLean, Department of History, Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Mentalities, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 803-cBeyond the Charter Horizon: (Un)Making England in the 10th Century
(Language: English)
Charles Insley, School of Arts, Languages & Cultures, University of Manchester
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Mentalities, Politics and Diplomacy
Abstract

The session looks at notions of political belonging in various 10th-century kingdoms after the end of the Carolingian Empire. The hallmarks of the period are conventionally seen as fragmentation and incoherence. Yet somehow large political units took shape and persisted. The three papers explore the institutions and discourses that articulated the sense of a kingdom in this period, and attempt thereby to uncover its distinctive features.