IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 1237: The Transformation of the Carolingian World, III

Wednesday 5 July 2017, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:'Transformation of the Carolingian World' Network
Organiser:Richard Corradini, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Moderator/Chair:Mayke de Jong, Utrecht Centre for Medieval Studies, Universiteit Utrecht
Paper 1237-aCarolingian Italy from a Post-Carolingian Perspective: The Case of the Chronicon Salernitanum
(Language: English)
Walter Pohl, Institut für Geschichte, Universität Wien /
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Political Thought
Paper 1237-bThe Synod of Erfurt: Ottonian and Mediterranean Politics in 932
(Language: English)
Stefan Esders, Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut, Freie Universität Berlin
Index terms: Law, Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1237-c'Setting aside sacerdotal judgement, they pass over to the examination of secular people': Pope Leo of Bourges (sic) in 9th-Century Francia
(Language: English)
Charles West, Department of History, University of Sheffield
Index terms: Law, Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy
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.