IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 1037: The Transformation of the Carolingian World, I

Wednesday 5 July 2017, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:'Transformation of the Carolingian World' Network
Organiser:Richard Corradini, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Moderator/Chair:Irene van Renswoude, Huygens ING, Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen, Amsterdam / Faculteit Geesteswetenschappen, Universiteit Utrecht
Paper 1037-aGolden Ages to Come: Visions of a Better Past and Future in Walahfrid's Poems
(Language: English)
Richard Corradini, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Political Thought
Paper 1037-bThe Waltharius as Evidence for Aristocratic Hunting Culture
(Language: English)
Eric J. Goldberg, Department of History, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1037-cThe Perverting of the Palace: The Dark Side of Rulers' Residences
(Language: English)
Stuart Airlie, School of Humanities (History), University of Glasgow
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Political Thought, Social History
Abstract

‘Transformation of the Carolingian World’ is an international project that focuses on the cultural, political, economic, social, and religious changes in the period c. 900-1050. Modern narratives often define this ‘long 10th century’ by what it was not: it is either presented as the time when the 9th-century cultural achievements, social structures, and political geography of the Carolingians disintegrated, or as the first stage in the birth of European nations. Building on a wide range of sources, ranging from conciliar texts to historical narratives and poems, these papers suggest alternative perspectives of this exciting epoch of transition.