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IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 626: From West Frankish Carolingians to French Capetians, II: Frameworks of Reconciliation

Tuesday 5 July 2016, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Geoffrey Koziol, Department of History, University of California, Berkeley
Moderator/Chair:Matthew Gabriele, Department of Religion & Culture, Virginia Tech
Paper 626-a'A Church in Utter Ruin?': The Archiepiscopal See of Rheims under the Early Capetians, c. 987-1050
(Language: English)
Ortwin Huysmans, Onderzoeksgroep Geschiedenis van de Middeleeuwen, KU Leuven
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Ecclesiastical History, Historiography - Medieval, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 626-bRewriting Merovingian History in the 10th Century: Aimoin of Fleury's Gesta Francorum
(Language: English)
Justin Lake, Department of International Studies, Texas A&M University, College Station
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - Latin, Monasticism, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 626-cBetween Hincmar and Chr├ętien: The Celebratory Diplomas of Robert the Pious
(Language: English)
Geoffrey Koziol, Department of History, University of California, Berkeley
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Historiography - Medieval, Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy

Whether one looks at histories or charters, 'France' in the 11th century under the first Capetians looks different from the 'West Frankish' kingdom in the 10th century under the last Carolingians. Why? Did something fundamental change in the structures of power? Or did histories and charters simply develop a new language that masked real continuity in structures? In this second of two linked panels, presenters will examine three different cases from the reign of Robert the Pious (996-1031) that indicate a real change in both the sources of elite conflict and the representation of political cohesiveness.