IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1712: Demons in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages, II

Thursday 9 July 2015, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Eoghan Ahern, Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic, University of Cambridge
Moderator/Chair:Rosalind Love, Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic, University of Cambridge
Paper 1712-a'[...] et in cathedra pestilentiae non sedit': Carolingian Kingship and the Demon by the Throne
(Language: English)
Paul J. Kershaw, Department of History, University of Virginia
Index terms: Art History - Decorative Arts, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1712-b'Sed diabolus hoc noluit': Demonic Encounters in Early Irish Hagiography and Its Contemporary Exegesis
(Language: English)
Sarah Corrigan, Department of Classics, National University of Ireland, Galway
Index terms: Hagiography, Language and Literature - Latin
Abstract

This strand examines the ways in which demons were conceived in late antique and early medieval sources and explores their cultural and spiritual roles. The second session is concerned with the depiction of demons in art and hagiography and will concentrate on two different contexts: a) the illumination of the Utrecht Psalter, fol. 1v, and its relationship to early 9th-century Carolingian kingship; b) early Irish Saint’s Lives and the links with their patristic predecessors and the contemporary Insular milieu.