IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 828: Social Conflicts, Kinship Structures, and Local Communities in Early Medieval Italy in the 8th-11th Centuries, II: Family Ties between Theory and Practice

Tuesday 7 July 2015, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:PRIN: Conflitti sociali, strutture parentali e comunità locali nell’Italia altomedievale (VIII-XI secolo)
Organiser:Maddalena Betti, Dipartimento di Scienze Storiche, Geografiche e dell'Antichità (DiSSGeA), Università degli Studi di Padova
Moderator/Chair:Maria Cristina La Rocca, Dipartimento di Scienze Storiche, Geografiche e dell’Antichità, Università degli Studi di Padova
Paper 828-aMarriage in Context: An Attempt of Overall Reading of De institutione laicali by Jonas of Orléans
(Language: English)
Francesco Veronese, 'PRIN: Conflitti sociali, strutture parentali e comunità locali nell’Italia altomedievale (VIII-XI secolo)', Padova
Index terms: Gender Studies, Lay Piety, Sexuality
Paper 828-bPro causa Deusdedit: A Marriage on Trial in Late-Carolingian Ravenna
(Language: English)
Maddalena Betti, Dipartimento di Scienze Storiche, Geografiche e dell'Antichità (DiSSGeA), Università degli Studi di Padova
Index terms: Canon Law, Gender Studies, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 828-cRemembering and Forgetting Kinship in Christian Burial Places
(Language: English)
Irene Barbiera, Dipartimento di Scienze Storiche, Geografiche e dell’Antichità, Università degli Studi di Padova
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Gender Studies
Abstract

Moral treatises of the Carolingian period established models for Christian marriage, and in so doing reflected the Church’s attempts to exercise control over family structures and to regulate elite marriage strategies. This session will investigate the effects of these new measures on several political and social contexts in early medieval Italy. First, Veronese will present a new perspective on Jonas’s De institutione laicali, focusing on the author’s views on marriage. Betti will then analyse the case of a controversial, incestuous marriage in late-Carolingian Ravenna. Finally, Barbiera will investigate changes to strategies of commemoration as expressed by kinship-groups under the influence of the Church in Italy, through an analysis of both written and archaeological sources.