IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1641: Cartularies, between Weapons and Tools: A Reassessment, II

Thursday 9 July 2015, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve / Centre de recherche pratiques médiévales de l'écrit (PraME), Université de Namur
Organiser:Paul Bertrand, Faculté de Philosophie, Arts et Lettres, Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve
Moderator/Chair:Paul Bertrand, Faculté de Philosophie, Arts et Lettres, Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve
Paper 1641-aBetween King and City: The Politics of Compiling Memory in Urban Cartularies, Troyes, 14th-15th Centuries
(Language: English)
Cléo Rager, Laboratoire de Médiévistique Occidentale de Paris (LAMOP - UMR 8589), Université Paris I - Panthéon-Sorbonne
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Literacy and Orality
Paper 1641-bAre There Any Cartularies in the 'Cartularies of Flanders' Series?': Focusing on the Early Volumes of This Series, 1260-1300
(Language: English)
Aurélie Stuckens, Département d'histoire, Université de Namur
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Literacy and Orality
Paper 1641-cCartularies of Paris and Around: Tools for Research
(Language: English)
Marlène Helias, Institut de Recherche et d'Histoire des Textes (IRHT), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Literacy and Orality
Abstract

Cartularies are a documentary genre very well studied since decades by specialists of literacy studies for the Middle Ages. A lot of scholars have noticed that cartularies play an important role in the construction of written memory for institutions, which used them as weapons in conflicts or religious reforms. Other have stressed the usefulness of cartularies to help the institution which created and owned them, in the administration of their wealth and of their heritage: here, they are used as tools. Time has come to attempt a reassessment and to confront the two points of view, in the frame proposed by the congress around ‘reform’. These sessions want to propose a first step to that reassessment, around studies by young doctoral and postdoctoral students in Belgium and in France.