IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 107: Models of Authority in Scottish Charters, c. 1100 - c. 1250, I: Introducing Scottish Charters

Monday 6 July 2015, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Arts & Humanities Research Council Project 'Models of Authority: Scottish Charters & the Emergence of Government 1100-1250'
Organiser:Dauvit Broun, School of Humanities (History), University of Glasgow
Moderator/Chair:Alice Taylor, Department of History, King's College London
Paper 107-aIntroducing the Models of Authority Project: Scottish Charters, c. 1100 - c. 1250
(Language: English)
Dauvit Broun, School of Humanities (History), University of Glasgow
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Computing in Medieval Studies, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 107-bScotland's Earliest Cartularies
(Language: English)
Joanna Tucker, School of Humanities (History), University of Glasgow
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 107-cStandardisation of the Diplomatic in Scottish Royal Acts down to 1249
(Language: English)
John Reuben Davies, School of Humanities (History), University of Glasgow
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Language and Literature - Latin
Abstract

‘Models of Authority’ is an AHRC-funded project investigating changes in the handwriting and structured prose of Scottish charters c. 1100 – c. 1250. The first paper in this session introduces the project, explaining how its combination of new and traditional approaches to palaeography and diplomatic has the potential to offer a new perspective on the origins of government. The second and third papers showcase recent work on two critical areas for charter- studies in this period: understanding cartularies, focusing particularly on Scotland’s earliest example (Aberdeen University Library Scottish Catholic Archives MS J1/3), and the emergence of a distinctively royal repertoire of structured prose.