Session 1008: Social Cohesion, I: Concerns for Cohesion in Italy and the Carolingian Realms, 9th and 10th Centuries
Wednesday 8 July 2015, 09.00-10.30
|Sponsor:||European Research Council Project 'Social Cohesion, Identity & Religion in Europe (SCIRE)'|
|Organiser:||Clemens Gantner, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien|
|Moderator/Chair:||Celine Wawruschka, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien|
|Paper 1008-a||Singing from the Same Hymn Sheet?: Amalarius of Metz's Liber de ordine antiphonarii and Social Cohesion|
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Language and Literature - Latin, Liturgy, Theology
|Paper 1008-b||Love and Marriage: Louis II's Role in His Brother's Marriage Controversy and Its Impact on Italy|
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy
|Paper 1008-c||City-States in Early Medieval Southern Italy|
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Architecture - General, Political Thought
In the early Middle Ages, Europe’s political landscape was significantly shaped by the emergence of new fundamental modes of identification, both ethnic and religious. These processes created new forms of social cohesion and conflict. With the Bible, Christianity provided a repertoire of patterns suitable to give order and orientation that were significant for the shaping of ethnic identities. The SCIRE project, an ERC Advanced Grant project based in Vienna and led by Walter Pohl is dealing with these problems. This session is the first of a series at this year’s IMC showing results of the project which is going to end in 2016.
First, Graeme Ward will deal with Amalarius of Metz’s Liber de ordine antiphonarii and ask in which ways this very specific text can address two big but contentious topics: ecclesiastical ‘unity’ and Roman renovatio. Clemens Gantner will then look at the impact of north alpine Carolingian political strife on the imperium of Louis II in Italy. Finally, Caroline Goodson will explore the significance of interest and investment in Southern Italian cities. She will argue that the built environment was no mere backdrop but a critical tool of consensus-building among the southern polities.