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IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 116: Reform and Renewal of Ideas in Early and High Medieval Texts

Monday 6 July 2015, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Núcleo de Estudos Mediterrânicos (NEMED), Universidade Federal do Paraná
Organiser:Otávio Luiz Vieira Pinto, School of History, University of Leeds / Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES)
Moderator/Chair:Dimitri Tarat, Department of History, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva
Paper 116-aDisputatio de Rhetorica et Virtutibus: A Mirror for Charlemagne or the Tranformation of a Genre?
(Language: English)
Artur Costrino, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York / Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES)
Index terms: Learning (The Classical Inheritance), Literacy and Orality, Political Thought, Rhetoric
Paper 116-bReform, Renewal, or a Non-Event?: Medieval Understandings of Christianisation in a Comparative Perspective
(Language: English)
Asya Bereznyak, Department of History, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Pagan Religions, Political Thought
Paper 116-cReform and Renewal in Rodulfus Glaber's Histories
(Language: English)
Bruna Giovana Bengozi, Departamento de História / Laboratório de Estudos Medievais (LEME), Universidade de São Paulo
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Mentalities, Political Thought

The aim of this session is to discuss how the reform and renewal of ideas shaped several aspects of society in the Early and High Middle Ages. With that in mind, this session will cover a plethora of different ways in which transformations were conceived: from the rhetorics of power between Charlemagne and Alcuin, and the mutable portrayal of Christianisation in the sources to the revolving society of the 11th century as seen through the eyes of Rodulfus Glaber. All papers will engage in the debate concerning different types of reform and renewal within their scopes, thus creating a broader space for discussion by covering similar aspects in different periods.