IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 1534: The Art of Succession, I: Ideals in the Carolingian Empire

Thursday 7 July 2016, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:Sarah Greer, St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Moderator/Chair:Mayke de Jong, Departement Geschiedenis en Kunstgeschiedenis, Universiteit Utrecht
Paper 1534-aLucky 813: Charlemagne's ius regni and the Empire of Louis the Pious
(Language: English)
Rutger Kramer, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Rutger Kramer, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1534-bTears, Prayers, and the Reception of Power in the Reign of Louis the Pious
(Language: English)
Frances Murray, St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Frances Murray, St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1534-cWith Priestly Sanction: Childlessness at the Carolingian Court
(Language: English)
Zubin Mistry, School of History, Classics & Archaeology, University of Edinburgh
Zubin Mistry, School of History, Classics & Archaeology, University of Edinburgh
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy, Sexuality
Abstract

This panel is the first of two which will re-evaluate moments of succession in the Carolingian and post-Carolingian worlds. Accounts of these moments, and the ceremonies of coronation and feasting which often accompanied them, reveal to us the framework of ideas that supported early medieval power. This session will examine how succession was portrayed and idealised in 9th-century texts. In doing so, this panel will shed further light on the concepts which underpinned rulership in the Carolingian world.