IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 626: Form and Reform in Late Merovingian Culture

Tuesday 7 July 2015, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Universität Zürich / Université de Montréal
Organiser:Gerald Schwedler, Historisches Seminar, Universität Zürich
Moderator/Chair:Ian N. Wood, School of History, University of Leeds
Paper 626-aArticulating Change: Renovatio in Late Merovingian Canon Law
(Language: English)
Gerald Schwedler, Historisches Seminar, Universität Zürich
Index terms: Canon Law, Historiography - Medieval, Learning (The Classical Inheritance), Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 626-bMerovingian Reform of Female Monasticism
(Language: English)
Anne-Marie Helvétius, amhelvetius@univ-paris8.fr
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Learning (The Classical Inheritance), Manuscripts and Palaeography, Monasticism
Paper 626-cA Merovingian Model of correctio: The Liber scintillarum of Defensor of Ligugé
(Language: English)
Gordon Blennemann, Département d’histoire, Université de Montréal
Index terms: Learning (The Classical Inheritance), Manuscripts and Palaeography
Abstract

The panel ‘Form and Reform in Late Merovingian Culture’ intends to understand the 7th century as an explicit time of reform. The analysis of three different textual traditions (legal, hagiographical, encyclopaedic) will ask how society was intended to be transformed by deliberate changes in structures of knowledge. ‘Articulating Change: Renovatio in Late Merovingian Canon Law’ endeavours into the techniques of changing law in the council of Clichy 626/627. ‘Merovingian Reform of Female Monasticism’ will deal with monastic hagiography concerning the formation of new models of female sanctity in the 7th century. ‘A Merovingian Model of correctio: The Liber scintillarum of Defensor of Liguge’ will suggest a contextualisation and interpretation of the Liber scintillarum as a pattern-book of pastoral care.