IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 1634: The Art of Succession, II: Carolingian and Post-Carolingian Realities

Thursday 7 July 2016, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Organiser:Frances Murray, St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Moderator/Chair:Stuart Airlie, School of Humanities (History), University of Glasgow
Paper 1634-aCarloman the Goat?: Charlemagne's Succession and the Forest at Yvelines
(Language: English)
Eric J. Goldberg, Department of History, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Eric J. Goldberg, Department of History, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1634-bThe Power behind the Throne: Coronations, Anointing, and Feasting in the 10th Century
(Language: English)
Joanna Thornborough, St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Joanna Thornborough, St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1634-cGuess Who's Coming to Dinner: The Stolen Feast at Werla and the Succession Dispute of 1002
(Language: English)
Sarah Greer, St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Sarah Greer, St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy
Abstract

This panel is the second of two which will explore the topic of succession in the Carolingian and post-Carolingian worlds. Building on the theoretical concerns addressed in the earlier panel, here the focus lies more heavily on moments of succession played out in reality. The chronological scope of this panel allows us to ask questions about the perceived continuity and changes to political culture and the exercise of power between the Carolingian and post-Carolingian worlds.