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IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1012: Merovingians in Word and Practice

Wednesday 8 July 2015, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Oxford Handbook of the Merovingian World
Organiser:Isabel Moreira, Department of History, University of Utah
Moderator/Chair:Isabel Moreira, Department of History, University of Utah
Paper 1012-aLosing the Plot?: Gregory of Tours and His Story
(Language: English)
Simon Loseby, Department of History, University of Sheffield
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Literacy and Orality, Rhetoric, Social History
Paper 1012-bThe Place of Liturgy in the Merovingian World
(Language: English)
Lisa Bailey, Department of Classics & Ancient History, University of Auckland
Index terms: Liturgy, Religious Life
Paper 1012-cGrowing Up and Changing Style: Grave Goods and Children's Social Identity in Merovingian Gaul
(Language: English)
Émilie Perez, Laboratoire du Cultures et Environnements, Prehistoire, Antiquité, Moyen Âge (CEPAM - UMR 7264), Université de Nice - Sophia-Antipolis / Université de Polynésie Française
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Daily Life, Gender Studies

Merovingian history is always, at some level, an interdisciplinary enterprise: That fact explains both the challenge and vitality of the field. Re-appraisal of source-evidence in one field spurs innovation and insight in another. In this session three papers seek to re-appraise the evidence of a different source type: history, archaeology, and liturgy. In the light of a planned re-appraisal of the state of modern Merovingian studies (The Oxford Handbook of the Merovingian World), this session will deliberate on the fruitful intersection of history and archaeology, of word and practice.