IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 728: Social Conflicts, Kinship Structures, and Local Communities in Early Medieval Italy in the 8th-11th Centuries, I: Crisis and Renewals in the Imperial Justice - The Regnum Italiae from Lothair to Hugh, 840-947

Tuesday 7 July 2015, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:PRIN: Conflitti sociali, strutture parentali e comunità locali nell’Italia altomedievale (VIII-XI secolo)
Organiser:Igor Santos Salazar, Dipartimento di Lettere e Filosofia, Università degli Studi di Trento
Moderator/Chair:Stefan Esders, Geschichte der Spätantike und des frühen Mittelalters, Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut, Freie Universität Berlin
Paper 728-aLaw and Settlement of Disputes in the Alps during the 9th Century
(Language: English)
Giuseppe Albertoni, Dipartimento di Lettere e Filosofia, Università di Trento
Index terms: Law, Literacy and Orality, Local History, Social History
Paper 728-bThe Settlement of Disputes in Lombard and Carolingian Tuscany
(Language: English)
Marco Stoffella, Dipartimento Tempo, Spazio, Immagine, Società (TeSIS), Università degli Studi di Verona
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Law, Literacy and Orality, Social History
Paper 728-cPlacita and Royal Charters: The Government of Tuscany through Periods of Renewal and Crisis, 888-947
(Language: English)
Igor Santos Salazar, Dipartimento di Lettere e Filosofia, Università degli Studi di Trento
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Law, Literacy and Orality, Social History
Abstract

In the last decades, much work have been done to deconstruct the mechanisms of government in Early Medieval Europe. In that task, the interpretation of the settlement of disputes as the basis of the central government strategies in local spheres has been underlined by recent historiography. Following this methodology, the aim of this session is, thus, to analyze a century characterized by political fluidity in Italy, focusing in the role played by aristocracies and local communities in the construction of political systems in a time of crisis and renewals of the imperial identity in the ‘Regnum Italiae’.