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IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 1312: Political Relations and Territorial Control in Carolingian Italy, 8th-10th Centuries, II

Wednesday 6 July 2016, 16.30-18.00

Organisers:Roberta Cimino, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Clemens Gantner, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Moderator/Chair:Walter Pohl, Institut für Geschichte, Universität Wien
Paper 1312-aThe First Years of Carolingian Rule over Italy: A Reassessment
(Language: English)
François Bougard, Ecole Française, Roma
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1312-bThe Carolingians in the Alpine Valleys
(Language: English)
Roberta Cimino, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Index terms: Administration, Historiography - Medieval, Local History, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1312-cFiscal Estates in Tuscany, 8th-10th Centuries: Distribution, Characteristics, and Management Strategies
(Language: English)
Simone Maria Collavini, Dipartimento di Civiltà e Forme del sapere, Università di Pisa
Index terms: Administration, Economics - General, Local History, Social History

This is the second of two sessions on political relations and territorial control in 'Carolingian' Italy. This session will address questions concerning the political administration of various regions of the Italian kingdom. In the first paper, François Bougard will focus on the period following Charlemagne's conquest of the Lombard kingdom in 774, and analyse the strategies of settlement employed by the first Carolingian rulers of Italy. In the second paper, Roberta Cimino will explore the Carolingian administration of the Alpine valleys in northern Italy, an area of strategic importance for communication routes, defence, and economic production. In the third paper, Simone Maria Collavini will present the results of an interdisciplinary research project on royal estates in Tuscany. The paper will provide a quantitative analysis of royal properties and examine the management strategies put in place by rulers and their elites in this crucial region of Italy.